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

21st July 2022

Accredited members of CIfA are invited to stand for election to the Board of Directors or Advisory Council of the Chartered Institute.

19th July 2022

Employers in England can access 95% or 100% subsidised degree apprenticeships for new or existing staff.

11th July 2022
New definition and guidelines on the creation/ deposition requirements for archaeological archives from sterile projects

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