What is a Guild Certified Framer?
Since 1994, the Commended Framer scheme served as a benchmark within the industry for recognising Professional Framers. However in 2015, the Fine Art Trade Guild introduced an updated scheme which brought the qualification into line with most other professions. A Guild Certified Framer must commit to CPD (Continual Professional Development), and recertification takes place every four years. Working with a Guild Certified Framer will now guarantee you that the framer is up to date with current industry standards and practice, and also that they are a current member of the Fine Art Trade Guild, and subscribe to the Guild’s Code of Ethics.
It’s important to know that the Guild Commended Framer scheme is no longer current, nor is it promoted or supported by the Guild. It has been replaced internationally by the Guild Certified Framer qualification.