History, Aims and the Value of IAI CPD Programme


History of IAI CPD Programme 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is maintaining and broadening the profession’s skill base and standards. The need for CPD within the IAI has been recognised since its inception. The need for CPD was identified in the 2002 Profile of the Archaeological Profession document and a pilot programme was undertaken in 2005.


 Aims of the IAI CPD Programme

  • Provision of high quality relevant training
  • Upskilling of archaeological practitioners in discipline developments
  • Maintenance, development and adherence to best practice standards
  • Prevention of stagnation-professional and personal


Value of the IAI CPD Programme

The inherent value of the IAI CPD programme is that it is tailored specifically for practitioners within the profession. It provides value-for-money, high quality training that is specific and relevant to archaeologists and heritage specialists. The IAI CPD programme is based primarily on consultation with members of the profession and is developed in response to their needs.