The Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) is a non-profit corporation established in 1971 with the primary aim of raising the standards of competence, integrity, and ethics in conservation in Canada. To accomplish this, CAPC has established criteria for the accreditation of conservators and conservation scientists. Membership in CAPC is voluntary. CAPC does not represent all qualified conservators working in Canada.
CAPC members are accredited in the specializations of their choice.
To receive accreditation and qualify for membership in CAPC, conservators and conservation scientists must 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 field; provide references from educators, employers, peers 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 of Cultural Property and of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators. Regardless of background, any professional working in conservation in Canada who meets the membership critieria is eligible and may apply for accreditation through CAPC.