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

15th February 2024

Today, CIfA’s Board of Directors, Advisory Council and staff discussed and agreed a plan for salary benchmarking

12th February 2024

CIfA is no longer issuing minimum salary recommendations in the UK.

29th January 2024

CIfA has developed a short guide About a career in archaeology to support and promote our digital careers kit.

26th January 2024

CIfA has been notified (January 2024) that CSCS are making changes to the criteria governing the requirement to hold a valid CSCS card and that...

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