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.

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Codes, standards and guidance

Codes, standards and guidance
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Registered Organisations

Registered Organisations
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Help celebrate 25 years of development-led archaeology in England by showcasing your PPG 16 projects. Get in touch!
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CIfA Director Pete Hinton attending the Historic Environment Forum today. Lots of important #CIfAadvocacy discussions to be had.
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Conference: Crisis or continuity? Hoarding and Deposition in Iron Age and Roman Britain, and Beyond 11-12 March 2016
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Welsh Govt just passed its Historic Environment Bill which includes statutory protection for HERs: a first in the UK
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More discussions with #HS2 bidders re: how archaeology adds value to projects & helps meet corporate social responsibility targets.
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Today's messages for #HS2 bidding consortia: Importance of working w. accredited professionals &n eed for training plans to ensure capacity.
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CIfA have spoken with all 7 joint ventures bidding for the HS2 contract today. Many other CIfA ROs present as well!

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