Professional Membership in the Association provides the following benefits:

  • A professional level listing on the CAHP website
  • Use of the CAHP accreditation acronym after your name
  • Participation in the Annual General Meeting, and voting privileges as a professional member
  • Representation of the Association’s position at government hearings
  • Contact and fellowship with other professionals in your field of interest
  • Notice of RFPs, job postings, workshops and education opportunities

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals has several objectives in establishing a code of professional conduct and ethics, notably:

  • The establishment of guidelines for members to follow when conducting their professional affairs;
  • The establishment of a set of standards to which members must comply; and
  • Ensuring that the interests of the public in general and the clients in particular will be properly served by members of the Association.

Membership Categories

Professional membership provides the right to vote in all matters of the Association, to be elected to office, and to receive all membership benefits. Professionals are encouraged to volunteer in support of the association and to attend the Annual General Meeting.
CAHP | ACECP Interns have completed their studies, have a minimum of 12 months of total direct heritage experience in the heritage field, and are currently employed in a heritage field, typically spending more than about 50% of their employment focused on heritage work.
Inactive or Retired
Inactive or Retired Members have previously held CAHP | ACECP Professional status but are no longer currently employed or consulting in the heritage field.
Student membership is available to those who are currently enrolled in a post secondary education program full time or part time and not employed or consulting in the heritage field.
Subscriber Membership is open to individuals or institutions who would like to receive information from the Association, but who cannot be, or do not wish to be Professional members.

Pay Application Fees

CAHP is currently accepting membership application fees via cheque or e-transfer.
The fees are as follows:

Level Price
Professional applicant $75.00 application fee.
Intern applicant $25.00 application fee.
  • E-transfers can be sent to
  • Please send cheques to the CAHP office at 190 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1R 6H4

There is no application fee to apply for Retired, Student or Subscriber memberships.

Once you are approved you will need to pay your membership fee to activate your account.