CIfA is the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas.

Many different people are employed in conserving, managing and understanding the historic environment. Seeking the advice and guidance of a professional archaeologist ensures you receive the best possible service.

Our members are professionally accredited and skilled in the study and care of the historic environment. They sign up to a rigorous Code of conduct, professional development (CPD) schemes and complaints procedures to uphold competence and standards in archaeology.

CIfA champions professionalism in archaeology, which is good for practitioners, clients and protects the public. We do this by setting standards, improving careers and promoting best practice.

Join CIfA

Join CIfA
Find out more about the advantages of CIfA membership.

Codes, standards and guidance

Codes, standards and guidance
Explore information on professional codes, standards and guidance.

Registered Organisations

Registered Organisations
Find a CIfA-registered organisation in your region.

Latest Tweets

10 hours 20 min ago
CIfA Scottish group AGM and Kings Knott recording event is on Saturday 19 September. Book now
2 days 23 hours ago
Pete and members of The Archaeology Forum meeting with Duncan Wilson, CEO of @HistoricEngland #CIfAadvocacy
3 days 11 hours ago
Join us at the CIfA & @archaeologyuk event: 'Critical Mass: Working together for a better archaeology' in York 13 Oct
6 days 7 hours ago
Why should archaeologists be Chartered? Tweet us your thoughts using the hashtag #ChartArch
1 week 3 hours ago
Check out our recorded sessions at the CIfA 2015 annual conference: The future of our profession
1 week 3 hours ago
Join us at the CIfA & @archaeologyuk event: 'Critical Mass: Working together for a better archaeology' in York 13 Oct
1 week 4 hours ago
Follow the individual chartered arch debate on #Chartarch or come to our first consultation in @EAAGlasgow
1 week 1 day ago
Please help @talklandscape complete a short survey on the Environmental Effects of Light and Lighting by Aug 28

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446
admin [at]