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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) PDF Print E-mail

Professional membership carries with it a responsibility to maintain professional standards by acting ethically, adhering to the profession’s code of practice, and keeping up-to-date through ongoing development. 

The full CPD policy relevant to PACR accreditation (also includes details of the 'Time Out' policy) 

As an accredited conservator-restorer you are required to carry out regular reviews of ongoing learning and development and identify areas for further development. You will be periodically recalled to submit your CPD review to ensure that you are updating your knowledge and skills and continuing to keep up with developments in your field. No judgments are made on the contents of your reviews. 

Do we have your correct email address?
It is a requirement of maintaining your ACR status that you submit a cpd review when requested and so it is important that your contact details are accurate. If you would like to update your email details please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Membership Officer. Please note that the email address you supply will be used for all correspondence from Icon. If you wish to use a separate email address for cpd correspondence or receive cpd correspondence by post please inform This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The annual continuing professional development (cpd) recall is co-ordinated electronically and if you have been selected to submit a cpd review you will receive notification by email in February.

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CPD RECALL LETTER FOR 2014 THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING YOUR REVIEW IS 14 MAY 2014. Please email your review to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Guidance notes for completing your PACR cpd review and action plan A short guide for completing your PACR cpd review and action plan (2014) form.

Continuing professional development (cpd) A full guide about cpd.

PACR cpd review and action plan (2014) form CPD Review form for accredited conservators 

Example CPD Review and Action Plan 05/03/2010,15:51 80.50 Kb 

FAQ's about CPD recall

1) Once accredited, is there anything else I have to do?
Yes – you are required to carry out regular reviews of your ongoing learning and development (continuing professional development - cpd) and identify areas for further development. Your professional body will call in your review periodically; this is to ensure that you are maintaining your cpd and not to make judgements on its content. (Please see the CPD Guide)

2) When will I be recalled for my cpd review?
Newly accredited conservators will be recalled two years post accreditation, i.e. accredited in February or July 2010 the first recall will be in 2012.
In addition a random selection is made annually to recall approximately 10% of ACR’s.

3) How will I know I have been recalled?
The cpd recall letter is posted at the end of February each year with the deadline for submission at the end of May.

4) How often will I have to do a cpd review?
Approximately every 5 years. After submitting a satisfactory cpd review it will be no sooner than 3 years between each recall. Please remember that your cpd record and plan is a personal development tool to track your professional development. Therefore it is something you should maintain on a regular basis. 

CPD events:

Introduction to CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Usually held once a year in the spring. 

The next event will be held in 2015.

Aims of the event 
• To provide participants with a basic introduction to CPD
• To offer practical help in putting together a personal record and development plan
• To identify sources of information to support professional development

Who should attend?
- Accredited conservators
- Conservators working towards accreditation e.g. newly qualified conservators
- Conservators who need to meet objectives for their professional development e.g. annual appraisal; internship programme

It will cover:
•Defining CPD
Identifying CPD needs
CPD Planning
CPD for PACR accredited conservators
Investigating learning resources

Presented by Susan Bradshaw, Professional Development Manager

The event is free of charge. Places are limited to 15 early booking advised.

Booking: Please use this booking details Further enquiries about the programme please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Professional Development Manager or tel 01626 824510





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