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

  • Benefits of membership and professional accreditation
  • Read some of our accredited members testimonials here
  • How to apply - new and upgrading applicants

  • Apply online here
  • Competence matrices
  • Pathways - guidance for Practitioner (PCIfA) applicants
  • Application deadlines - when will I hear?
  • Applicants from Germany please click here for more information about how to apply

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

  • How to re-join
  • How to join using NVQ Fast-track
  • Further information

  • Common questions and answers
  • Membership regulations
  • Code of conduct and standards and guidance
  • Please note CIfA's official language is English.

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