We welcome applications to join CIfA from people who are involved in the study and care of the historic environment, employed or voluntary, regardless of academic background or location.
Joining CIfA means you will support CIfA’s aims and work in accordance with the Code of conduct, policies and Standards of the Institute; these are binding on all accredited members and emphasise your duty to adhere to professional and ethical standards.
We offer three grades of professional accreditation: Practitioner (PCIfA), Associate (ACIfA) and Member (MCIfA) and non-accredited Student or Affiliate grades and a fast-track to PCIfA accreditation for NVQ in Archaeological Practice graduates. Those rejoining CIfA can do so at their previous grade.
We also provide advice about careers and professional development through our professional pathways scheme.
See our Join CIfA FAQs and explore the information below to learn more about becoming professionally accredited.