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.

Join CIfA

Join CIfA
Find out more about the advantages of CIfA membership.

Codes, standards and guidance

Codes, standards and guidance
Explore information on professional codes, standards and guidance.

Commission an archaeologist

Registered Organisations
Find a CIfA-registered organisation in your region.

Latest Tweets

1 day 3 hours ago
Don’t forget to get your nomination in for the volunteer vacancy for CIfA Geophysics Group @CIfA_GeoSIG by tomorrow…
2 days 14 hours ago
Did you know that over 80% of archaeological jobs advertised today cite CIfA accreditation as desirable? Find out h…
3 days 4 hours ago
Please share our Professional archaeology: a guide for clients with your clients. It explains why its important to…
4 days 3 hours ago
We have vacancies for volunteers to join our @CIfAMaritime group. See the full advert on our website…
4 days 14 hours ago
CIfA members can now use our online CPD log to record their learning activities, what benefit you got from this, ho…
5 days 3 hours ago
If you're looking for a job in archaeology then why not subscribe to our weekly ebulletin which has a detailed roun…
6 days 3 hours ago
We have vacancies for volunteers to join our @CIfA_GeoSIG group. See the full advert on our website…
1 week 3 hours ago
Get involved with CIfA! Being part of CIfA allows you to take an active role in supporting & shaping the profession…

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Power Steele Building, Wessex Hall
Whiteknights Road, Earley,
Reading RG6 6DE

0118 966 2841
admin [at]