CAHP offers the following types of memberships:

  • Professional
  • Intern
  • Retired/Inactive
  • Student
  • Subscriber

Learn how to apply for these different types of memberships

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CAHP has defined a heritage professional as the following:

A Heritage Professional is a person who has specialized knowledge, supported by formal training and/or work experience, in the conservation and stewardship of cultural heritage. The Professional conforms to accepted technical and ethical standards and works in accordance with the regulations and guidelines of the person’s specialty heritage field and the jurisdictions of practice.

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.

Download the entire CAHP Code of Conduct here

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.

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