The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) has launched its Chartered Archaeologist proposals, to ‘improve the value and meaning of CIfA accreditation and ensure that it is recognised as a benchmark of quality by archaeologists, clients and the public’ and which will be put to vote by accredited members.
In April 2019, at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), accredited members will vote on whether to change CIfA’s by-law to enable the introduction of a Chartered Archaeologist grade.
Members are invited to read the proposal, which has been developed in accordance with Privy Council rules and benchmarked against the requirements for chartered status in other professions.
The proposal document reports:
A Chartered Archaeologist grade is a way for CIfA to bring our accreditations into line with the most trusted and established professional bodies. This will improve the value and meaning of CIfA accreditation and ensure that it is recognised as a benchmark of quality by archaeologists, clients and the public.
A Chartered Archaeologist grade will
- Focus on raising standards and continual improvement
- Inspire client and public confidence in our abilities and professionalism
- Deliver parity of status with other professions
- Provide greater recognition of the value added by archaeologists
- Set clear professional career pathways for all archaeologists
- Attract new people into the profession and retain talent
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