What is CAPC?
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Foster and certify high standards of competence,
integrity and ethics in conservators through an accreditation process;
facilitate public access to professional conservators and promote
professional standards in heritage preservation.
conservation profession with a nationally recognized accreditation
Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) is a non-profit
corporation which was established in 1971 with the primary aim
the standards of competence, integrity, and ethics in conservation
in Canada. To accomplish this, CAPC has established criteria for
of conservators and conservation scientists. Membership in CAPC is voluntary. CAPC does not represent all qualified conservators working in Canada.
To receive accreditation
and qualify for membership in CAPC, conservators and conservation
provide evidence of a high level of knowledge and skill in
their specific areas of specialization;
show examples of extensive and varied experiences in their
provide references from educators and/or clients;
make a formal commitment to abide by the Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice of the Canadian Association for the Conservation
and of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators.Regardless
of background, any professional working in conservation in Canada who
can meet the critieria outlined is eligible and may apply for accreditation
10 Reasons Why You Should Join CAPC
1. The CAPC online directory is a source for new clients seeking private sector conservators.
2. CAPC accreditation is a requirement for some institutional positions and for bidding on large-scale government tenders.
3. Museums and related institutions are more likely to refer potential clients to accredited conservators.
4. CAPC accreditation assures clients that high standards of practice are maintained within the profession and helps to protect cultural property from unqualified interventions.
5. CAPC Membership dues are tax deductible.
Your Professional Status
6. Accreditation confers recognized professional status to conservators and conservation scientists in both private and institutional practice.
7. Accreditation gives conservators with diverse forms of training a recognized professional standing.
8. Accreditation offers a sense of pride and achievement gained from peer recognition of one’s professional abilities.
The Conservation Profession
9. Accreditation raises the profile and the credibility of the profession and fosters a deeper commitment to the development of conservation in Canada.
10. Accreditation status is recognized by the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property.