State Historic Preservation Office
Archaeology and Historic Preservation
Consultants Lists and
To assist individuals, local governments, agencies, and businesses seeking the professional experience of historians, archaeologists or architectural historians to conduct survey work for Section 106 Review or National Register preparation, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has developed Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify individuals who meet the Professional Qualification Standards set in
Consultants who meet the qualifications in either of the above categories and wish to be included in the lists are invited to submit the appropriate forms together with supporting materials:
The resulting lists are not intended to be all inclusive. Neither the department nor the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recommend particular consultants or consulting firms. Nor do they require that federal agencies, recipients of federal grants or others hiring consultants select them from these lists. All consultants who request inclusion and who meet the professional qualifications outlined in 36CFR61, Appendix A, will be included. The inclusion of a consultant on this list is not an endorsement, sanction, or certification of that consultant by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources or by the State of Missouri. The department assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these lists and does not attest to the personal or corporate qualifications of persons or firms appearing on the list.
The Secretary of the Interior's
Professional Qualification Standards
36 CFR Part 61; 48 FR 44716
- At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
- Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.
- At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management;
- At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology; and
- Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
In addition to these minimum qualifications, a professional in prehistoric archaeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric period. A professional in historic archaeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the historic period.
- At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
- Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
[Please note that the State Historic Preservation Office does NOT maintain consultants
lists in the following categories. The federal qualifications are included for information only.]
ArchitectThe minimum professional qualifications in architecture are a professional degree in architecture plus at least two years of full-time experience in architecture; or a State license to practice architecture.
Historic ArchitectThe minimum professional qualifications in historic architecture are a professional degree in architecture or a State license to practice architecture, plus one of the following:
- At least one year of graduate study in architectural preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning, or closely related field; or
- At least one year of full-time professional experience on historic preservation projects.