• Members with more than one designation:  If you hold more than one ABCFP professional designation (e.g. RFT, ATE), then the application for change of status will apply to ALL of your ABCFP professional designations.  If you are applying to only change one of your membership categories, then please contact the registration department before applying.

  • Sponsors:  Members who are granted a leave of absence are not eligible to remain a sponsor. You must also PERSONALLY advise the enrolled member(s) you are mentoring that you are no longer eligible to be a sponsor.  Inform the enrolled member(s) that they should seek a new Sponsor immediately and notify the association of the change. If they do not, they will not receive credit for their work experience.  Change of Sponsor forms are available on our website at

  • Review/Approval Process

    All COS requests must be formally approved by one of the following: Board of Examiners, Registrar and/or Council. 

    COS requests are forwarded for review once a month, generally at the end of the month.  If your request is received after the monthly cut-off, it will be reviewed the following month.  You will receive an email once your request has been reviewed.  This process may take approximately 5-7 weeks.  Requests received in October and November for the new fiscal year are reviewed/approved in December.  

    Please note that your membership status will not change until approval.


    The information in this application is collected by the ABCFP under the authority of the Foresters Act  and will be used to assess your application for membership. Should you have any questions, please contact the Manager of Registration.

    Mail: Association of BC Forest Professionals
              602-1281 West Georgia St
              Vancouver, BC  V6E 3J7
    Phone: 604.687.8027

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