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. Professional members in good standing are permitted to use the acronym CAHP after their names. Professional members sign and agree to abide by the Code of Ethics. Specialization descriptions for Professional Members (used for marketing purposes and public information) are found on the CAHP Directory of Professionals.
Professional applications are reviewed for the following criteria:
- Education and training
- Knowledge of heritage conservation principles
- Work experience
- Favourable commendation from their CAHP sponsor and references
For consideration of Professional status, a candidate must have either:
7 years of heritage experience if the candidate does not have a post-secondary degree in a heritage related discipline;
5 years of heritage experience and a degree/diploma/trade certificate in a heritage related discipline; or,
3 years of experience and a graduate degree in a heritage related subject.