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

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

27th March 2024

The digital survey is carried out at regular intervals every other year and aims to gather similar information each time.

11th March 2024

CIfA has changed its approach to addressing the issues of low pay in archaeology and will be working on a salary benchmarking project.

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