Conservation accreditation schemes provide information for those commissioning conservation, repair and maintenance work by identifying individual building professionals with appropriate knowledge, experience and expertise.
Accreditation schemes have been developed and operated by professional bodies and independent organisations.
- The Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC), operated by Accon Ltd
- The Building Conservation Accreditation Scheme operated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), for building surveyors and quantity surveyors
- The Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE), operated jointly by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
- The Conservation Register operated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
- The Directory of Accredited Conservationists, operated by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
- Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers (PACR), operated by the Institute of Conservation
Projects Grant-Aided by English Heritage
All repair projects grant aided by English Heritage must be led by an architect, chartered building surveyor or chartered architectural technologist, who has conservation accreditation from a recognised body.
We currently accept:
- Architects listed on the AABC Register at category ‘A’ or the RIBA Conservation Register at Specialist Conservation Architect level;
- Chartered building surveyors listed on the RICS Building Conservation Accreditation Register; &
- Chartered Architectural Technologist listed in the CIAT Directory of Accredited Conservationists at Accredited Conservationist level.