Membership benefits

There are many similar benefits for being a non-accredited member or professionally accredited with CIfA, these are listed below.

Accredited professionals

  • Being an accredited professional of CIfA gives you a competitive advantage by demonstrating that you adhere to the highest professional standards, by providing opportunities for networking with other professional archaeologists and for developing your career or business.
  • Accreditation is increasingly used by employers in recruitment and grading of staff and in determining rates of pay.
  • Advocacy is one of our major roles and through this work we influence policy and decision makers as the authoritative and effective voice for archaeologists. This raises the profile of archaeology and drives recognition of your status to achieve professional parity.
  • You have the opportunity to be at the heart of developing your profession by getting involved and putting yourself forward for election to CIfA Board of Directors or Advisory Council, voting at the AGM or volunteering on a committee
  • You can use your post nominal (PCIfA, ACIfA or MCIfA) to demonstrate your level of competence and professional accreditation
  • You can use your post nominal as formal recognition of a professional qualification by the construction sector to apply for a Professionally Qualified Person card with CSCS
  • You can be listed in the CIfA annual Yearbook and Directory, that is widely distributed and online

All non-accredited members and accredited professionals can receive:

You can also use the following discounts:

Follow these links to find out more about the accredited online application or applying as a non-accredited member