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Joining CAPC

Benefits of Membership

  • The CAPC online directory is a source for new clients seeking private sector conservators.
  • CAPC accreditation is a requirement for some institutional positions and for bidding on large-scale government tenders.
  • Museums and related institutions are more likely to refer potential clients to accredited conservators.
  • CAPC accreditation assures clients that high standards of practice are maintained within the profession and helps to protect cultural property from unqualified interventions.
  • CAPC Membership dues are tax deductible.
  • Accreditation confers recognized professional status to conservators and conservation scientists in both private and institutional practice. 
  • Accreditation gives conservators with diverse forms of training a recognized professional standing.
  • Accreditation offers a sense of pride and achievement gained from peer recognition of one’s professional abilities.
  • Accreditation raises the profile and the credibility of the profession and fosters a deeper commitment to the development of conservation in Canada.
  • Accreditation status is recognized by the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property.