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

3rd December 2021

From 1 April 2022, applicants for CIfA accreditation will need to demonstrate that they understand and work in accordance with CIfA's ethical Code...

1st December 2021

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) is looking for an administrative assistant to support the staff through carrying out various...

1st December 2021

At its meeting on 9 November, CIfA’s Board of Directors agreed the recommended minimum salary levels from April 2022. In making its decision this...

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9th November 2021

Thank you to everyone who responded to the member survey. This survey is released every other year and the results help CIfA to steer our actions...

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