For information on joining CIfA, please see Individual membership.
Being a member of CIfA gives you a competitive advantage because you can demonstrate you adhere to the highest professional standards, you can network with other professional archaeologists and develop your career or business.
Membership is increasingly used by employers in recruitment and grading of staff and in determining rates of pay.
Advocacy is one of our major roles and through this work we influence policy and decision makers as the authoritative and effective voice for archaeologists. This raises the profile and of archaeology and drives recognition of your status to achieve professional parity.
In addition, all members are issued with a membership card and certificate that entitles you to:
You can claim tax relief on your subscription if you are a UK tax payer as well. For more information please read this document, but please note that the tax office have us listed under ‘F’ for ‘Field’ rather than ‘I’ for ‘Institute’.
Aerial Close-up Ltd Aerial - Photography from the Ground - Specialists in low-level aerial photography for archaeologists, operating a remote control camera attached to a 20-metre telescopic mast mounted on a 4x4 on/off road vehicle. This firm offers a 10% discount to CIfA members who quote their CIFA membership number.
Above It All Photography Ltd - Specialists in oblique (aircraft based) aerial photography and elevated (ground based) mast photography. The masts are deployed from a vehicle or free standing via a tripod system which makes our kind of overhead photography particularly suited to archaeological digs. CIfA members quoting their membership number will receive a 15% discount.