Accredited online application

We welcome applications from people who are involved in the study and care of the historic environment, including those in employment and the voluntary sector, regardless of academic background or location.

You can apply for professional accreditation - Practitioner (PCIfA), Associate (ACIfA) and Member (MCIfA), or a non-accredited student or affiliate.

Learn more about accreditation

How to apply - new and upgrading applicants

The current full year subscription fees can be found on the subscriptions page of our website. The subscription year runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year. If you join part way through the year you will pay the remainder due for that year up to 31 March and will have to renew for the full year on 1 April.

Applicants from Germany please click here for more information about how to apply

How to apply - re-joiners and NVQ fast track applicants

Further information

Please note CIfA's official language is English.

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