New specialist competence matrices

In 2016 CIfA, with the help of our Special Interest Groups, developed and launched a suite of specialist competence matrices to help those applying for professional accreditation from different areas of archaeology. The aim was to demonstrate how the application criteria could be applied to different specialisms and areas of expertise and also to assist the Validation committee when making a decision.

These have worked really well and we are pleased to announce three new specialist competence matrices for academia and research, environmental, and local authority, HER and Development Control officers on our matrices page.

If you have any questions about applying please email Lianne at membership [at] and she will be happy to help.