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.

CIfA News

6th December 2019

CIfA's Equality and Diversity Group have produced a short 10 step guide to help organisations to diversify their workplace.

29th November 2019

The meaning of the word ‘professional’ is often interpreted as someone who is paid to do their work. This is not what we mean when we talk about...

25th November 2019

The Chartered Institute was shocked to hear about the behaviour of a few individuals in the audience at the CBA’s Marsh Award ceremony in response...

21st November 2019

We have an opportunity for volunteers to join CIfA’s New Generation committee.

18th November 2019

At the CIfA Conference in Leeds earlier this year, Christopher Dore made the business case that to have a large heritage impact, organisations...

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