POSTPONED | Your Career in Conservation: The Purpose and Process of Accreditation

COVID-19 UPDATE: This event has been moved online for 22nd – 24th March 2021, more information here:


The full day can count towards the CPD requirements of professional bodies

Scotland currently has a deficit of conservation accredited professionals, which presents a major hurdle for the delivery of appropriate repairs and maintenance to the historic environment. In order to help address this gap, Glasgow City Heritage Trust is hosting a one-day conference on conservation accreditation within the heritage and built environment sectors.

What you’ll learn: 

Attendees will be able to hear from leading accreditation bodies about the value of accreditation for conserving our historic environment, how the application process works and how being conservation accredited can open new career paths.

The conference will be split into two parts, with the first session focusing on individual and organisational experiences with the process of getting conservation accredited and the benefits of accreditation, as well as advice for potential applicants and a discussion amongst delegates about the current accreditation process. The second session will be split into parallel workshops for participants to get more information about the application process specific to their professional area and get guidance on applications.

Click here for the programme and speaker topics

Keynote Speaker: Liz Davidson, IHBC, Hon FRIAS OBE | Senior Project Manager at the Glasgow School of Art 

Chair: Alistair MacDonald, Former Head of Planning for Glasgow and past Convenor of the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland


Rob Adams, Adams Napier Partnership, and Chair of the Scotland RICS Building Conservation Forum

Rebecca Cadie, Director of ARPL Architects and RIAS Conservation Accredited Architect

Sara Crofts, Chief Executive of Icon 

Dr Seán O’Reilly, Director of IHBC

Colin Tennant, Head of Technical Education and Training at Historic Environment Scotland 

Steve Wood, David Narro Associates and Assessor for CARE

Workshops will be lead by:

Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE)

Institute of Conservation (Icon)

Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Individual ticket: £95  | Two tickets: £160 

Lunch included in ticket price

Thanks to the Glasgow School of Art for hosting this event 

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