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

12th June 2024

We are delighted to announce that new resources are now available to support implementation of good practice approaches to archives...

22nd May 2024

Advisory Council has a wide range of topics on its agenda and minutes of meetings can be downloaded from the website. In this bulletin we’ve...

14th May 2024

The government will now fully fund apprenticeship costs for those under the age of 21 who are employed at small firms.

9th May 2024

We are sharing the plan and timetable for the salary benchmarking work which will take place over the next few months.

18th April 2024

CIfA is delighted to see the launch of the refreshed Skills Investment Plan for the Historic Environment sector in Scotland

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