The Certified Archeological Technician (or CAT) Program is a joint initiative of CfMA, the Archeological Society of Maryland (ASM), and the Maryland Historical Trust, which offers lay members of the ASM an extended course of study and the opportunity to obtain formal archeological field and laboratory training. CfMA is represented amongst the sponsoring organizations by the CAT Training Commitee. The committee functions to promote the interests of CfMA and report to the membership on CAT program initiatives and activities.

CAT Candidates complete site documentation at the Calverton site.

Beyond the work of the CAT Training Committee, several CfMA members serve as mentors to CAT candidates, while others offer training workshops and field opportunities to help candidates earn their required credits.

For more information on the CAT Program, or to see a listing of past CAT graduates visit the Archeological Society of Maryland webpage.