Continuing Professional Development Program
CAHP encourages members to maintain and enhance their professional competency, remain current with heritage conservation theory and methods of practice, and foster cross-disciplinary understanding on an on-going basis.
The CPD program is currently voluntary and applies only to Professional members, although Interns are welcome to participate. The program’s key objectives are to:
- Promote awareness among the membership of diverse learning opportunities and activities;
- Build upon CAHP’s strengths as a multi-disciplinary association by promoting cross-disciplinary knowledge, skills and discourse amongst members; and
- Sponsor the development of learning activities concerning heritage conservation principles, practices and theories relevant to all heritage practitioners, as resources allow.
The CPD Guide provides members with details about the program. Until such time as an online CPD recording system is established, members can record their CPD activities on the Recording Form. CPD Reporting Forms are to be submitted annually at the time of membership renewal, beginning in 2017.
The two broad categories of CPD activities include Calendared Events and Self-Directed Learning. Members are encouraged to accumulate a total of 25 hours of CPD annually, with a recommended minimum of 10 hours in each learning category. Heritage-related activities claimed for credits under another professional continuing education program may also be reported in the CAHP CPD program.
Feedback from the membership will be key to developing an effective and appropriate CPD program for all. The more upcoming events you share with us for posting on the CAHP calendar, the better the program will be.
Click here to see the current calendar of CPD activities available to you.