Welcome to Professional Pathways
Our Professional Pathways scheme provides structured resources to support Student and Affiliate members to upgrade their membership to Practitioner (PCIfA) and to support career entrants and those holding accredited degrees in gaining Practitioner-level membership.
The key documents to help you to do this are below along with the application documents for when you are ready to complete your application.
Accredited degree applicants
If you hold a CIfA and UAUK accredited degree, please refer to the key documents above and the additional guidance about writing your statement and a more specific competence matrix below. You can check the list of current accredited degrees here and you need to submit a copy of your certificate when you apply.
Other useful links and documents
Apply online by writing into the online form or attaching documents to it. Don't forget you can apply for PCIfA at any time and DO NOT need to wait for an application deadline. Applications for PCIfA will be considered at the end of each month.
Examples of Statements for PCIfA written by applicants in different ways
Example 1. Using 4 areas as headings
Example 2. Using free text and the 4 areas as headings
Example 3. Using free text
CIfA specialist competence matrices are tailored to specific areas to assist applicants to see where they fit in and to complete the statement, and to assist the Validation committee.
You should find all you need above, but if you have any queries please contact us at membership [at] archaeologists.net