A conservator-restorer's professional practice is assessed by the accreditation process.
An ICRI conservator-restorer member may apply regardless of the route he/she has taken in their career, their specialism or the context in which they practice, provided they comply with the necessary requirements noted in the ICRI Bye-Laws. To maintain this professional status, each accredited member must continue their Professional Development and pay the annual membership fee (€100).
When the Secretary receives the completed Registration of Intent form, the candidate will then be sent an Application Form and the names of 3 mentors; the candidate must choose one of these.
Following this selection the candidate must:
*Competence is defined by E.C.C.O. ‘as the combination of knowledge and skill together with experience that allows the professional Conservator-Restorer to deliver work consistently and responsibly’.
All conservator-restorers applying for accreditation should consult Competences for Access to the Conservation-Restoration Profession-Restoration Profession published by the European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisation (E.C.C.O.) in 2011. A copy of this publication is available from the Secretary on request. ICRI conservator-restorer members are expected to have entry levels to the profession as set out in the Conservator-Restorer’s Knowledge and Skills Map (p.15) of this publication.