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Commission an Archaeologist

CIfA strongly recommends the use of its Registered Organisations for commercially funded archaeological work.

CIfA's Registered Organisation scheme provides unique quality assurance. It is a badge of commitment to professional standards and competence. When you employ a Registered Organisation you can be confident that it has been assessed and found to be professional and accountable.

Explore our Client Guide to find out more.

Become a CIfA Member

Become a CIfA Member (© Adam Stanford Aerial Cam Ltd)

There are many benefits to becoming a CIfA member, including:

  • Receive The Archaeologist magazine three times a year
  • Receive the Jobs Information Service and Training weekly bulletin
  • Use of the PCIfA, ACIfA or MCIfA post-nominal to demonstrate professional accreditation
  • Access to specialist papers on professional topics, standards and guidance, and good practice
  • Member discounts at Cotswold Outdoors, health/legal/insurance services and more
  • A 30% discount rate at our annual conference
  • ... and much, much more!

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.


5th March 2019

We are looking for a consultant to assist with the Registered Organisation inspection process.

4th March 2019

We’d like to congratulate the recent Unravelling Human Origins conference on a successful event and were pleased to be able to sponsor the attendance of five student delegates.

27th February 2019

The sector consultation for the L7 Trailblazer Historic Environment Advisor apprenticeship is now open and will close on 22 March.

11th February 2019

A session exploring the use of x-rays in osteoarchaeology, with a particular emphasis on pathology and how these can be observed using x-rays

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