For information on joining CIfA, please see Individual membership.
Being a member of CIfA gives you a competitive advantage by demonstrating that you adhere to the highest professional standards, and by providing opportunities for networking with other professional archaeologists and for developing your career or business. Membership 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 and of archaeology and drives recognition of your status to achieve professional parity.
In addition, all members are issued with a membership card and certificate that entitles you to:
Use a post nominal (PCIfA, ACIfA or MCIfA) to demonstrate your level of competence and professional accreditation
The Jobs Information Service and Training weekly bulletin to help you develop your career or recruit staff and the e-newsletter, Heritage Update
The Archaeologist magazine (3 times a year) full of expert opinion on interesting topics (Online version for Students)
Be listed in the CIfA annual Yearbook and online Directory and receive a copy of the CIfA Yearbook and link to online directory
Papers on specialist professional topics, standards and guidance, and good practice
Discounted rate for the peer reviewed journal The Historic Environment, Policy and Practice
The opportunity to be at the heart of developing your profession by putting yourself forward for election to CIfA Board of Directors or Advisory Council, or by volunteering on one of our committees
The opportunity to stand for election to the Board of Directors or Advisory Council and vote at the AGM
The eBulletin, providing updates on CIfA's work and your profession
Supported professional development aims through CPD, training and a discount on our annual CIfA conference, the premier archaeological conference in the UK
Free membership of Area and Special Interest groups and discounted entry to events run by them
Use of the Society of Antiquarians of London library
A members only option to include a 20 word profile in the advertising section of the CIfA Yearbook for £75
Aerial Close-up Ltd Aerial - Photography from the Ground - Specialists in low-level aerial photography for archaeologists, operating a remote control camera attached to a 20-metre telescopic mast mounted on a 4x4 on/off road vehicle. This firm offers a 10% discount to CIfA members who quote their CIfA membership number.
Above It All Photography Ltd - Specialists in oblique (aircraft based) aerial photography and elevated (ground based) mast photography. The masts are deployed from a vehicle or free standing via a tripod system which makes our kind of overhead photography particularly suited to archaeological digs. CIfA members quoting their membership number will receive a 15% discount.