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CIfA is the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas.

Many different people are employed in conserving, managing and understanding the historic environment. Seeking the advice and guidance of a professional archaeologist ensures you receive the best possible service.

Our members are professionally accredited and skilled in the study and care of the historic environment. They sign up to a rigorous Code of conduct, professional development (CPD) schemes and complaints procedures to uphold competence and standards in archaeology.

CIfA champions professionalism in archaeology, which is good for practitioners, clients and protects the public. We do this by setting standards, improving careers and promoting best practice.

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) advances the practice of archaeology and allied disciplines by promoting professional standards and ethics for conserving, managing, understanding and promoting enjoyment of heritage.

CIfA is a professional organisation for all archaeologists and others involved in protecting and understanding the historic environment.

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Codes, standards and guidance

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Registered Organisations

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CIfA News

Mon 27th July
Archaeology in context Don’t forget the call for sessions for the annual CIfA...
Tue 21st July
This Heritage Market Survey report is on the State of the Market for Archaeological Services...
Mon 20th July
Four exciting new work based training placements are available, to start in late October/...

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Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
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