Subscription and renewal

CIfA members who have suffered a loss of income due to the current COVID-19 situation can claim an immediate reduction on their subscription fees by applying for a concessionary rate.

If you feel you are going to struggle with payment, there is also the option of switching to instalment direct debit. These run from 1 June to 1 March the following year. If you would like to set up a direct debit please complete a direct debit form (PDF) with original signature and return it to us by email or post.

  • The subscription year runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year
  • Subscription renewals are circulated in February and are due by 1 April
  • If you pay by instalment direct debit, these run from 1 June to 1 March the following year
  • Subscription bands are based on your grade of accreditation
  • Concessionary rates are available for accredited members earning less than the minimum salary for their grade
  • If you are planning to upgrade your accreditation you will still need to renew your subscription at your current grade and then we will request the additional amount due once you have upgraded
  • Student members can continue to pay the Student subscription category for up to one year after graduation date
  • For further information, see our subscription FAQs and subscription statuses explained

Online renewal

Online subscription renewal




Your username will be your 'First name Last name'. If you have forgotten your password and need to reset this please follow the CIfA website password instructions.

We do not store credit card details, nor do we share financial details with any 3rd parties.

Digital membership cards

We have changed the way you can access your membership card. Not only will this give you instant access whenever you need it but will also help to reflect our environmental policy statement. Once you have paid your subscription fees you will be able to download your most recent card from your member dashboard (physical cards can be sent on request).

Download membership card



Historic Environment Journal

There are four issues of the Historic Environment Journal per year available to CIfA members at the reduced annual subscription of £36.00 (a discount of 53% off the usual subscription price of £78.00). Taylor & Francis also include access to content online for past volumes.

If you would like to subscribe to the journal, you can opt into this when renewing.

Claiming tax back on fees

You can claim tax relief on your subscription if you are a UK tax payer. You will now find us under 'A' on the HM Revenue & Customs approved list.