The three accredited membership grades

Practitioner (PCIfA)

Practitioner level of professional accreditation is open to those who have undertaken skilled tasks within the historic environment sector under the guidance of others, have carried out some complex work under a level of supervision, and perceives the context of their role. This is usually the grade to apply for if you are upgrading your membership from our non-accredited grades (Student or Affiliate) and are in the early stages of your career in the historic environment. You do not need to have any examples of work yet.

Associate (ACIfA)

Associate level of professional accreditation is open to those who have carried out, delegated or brought to conclusion pieces of work within the historic environment sector, with some autonomy but without holding ultimate responsibility. You will have some examples of work which include some complex work and can be co-authored.

Member (MCIfA)

Member level of professional accreditation is open to those with the highest level of responsibility within the historic environment sector with sole responsibility to initiate, negotiate, carry out and/or delegate, and bring to conclusion pieces of work. Members are in charge of organising and running large, complex projects from beginning to end, or in highly skilled, specialist work. You will have various examples of complex work that you are the sole author of..

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