Non-Discipline Professional Accountability Process

The non-discipline professional accountability process is the latest, fourth element of the continuing competency program, introduced in 2011.

Forest professionals understand there is a relationship between professional reliance and professional accountability. In order for professional reliance to be successful, the ABCFP must have various professional accountability mechanisms in place for members and the public. ABCFP members may find themselves in a position where they have some question or concern about the quality of another member's professional conduct both during and outside of work (competence, independence, integrity, due diligence, stewardship and /or safety). While the member may not think it warrants filing a formal complaint with the association, there may be a shared responsibility for action regarding professional accountability.

Non-Discipline Professional Accountability Process Document

The ABCFP has established non-discipline options for the purpose of improving member competency and professionalism. These options are not part of the complaint resolution process, but may be used to resolve or otherwise address concerns about another member's work without submitting or pursuing a complaint against the member.

Non-Discipline Professional Accountability Options

  a) informal agreement between the members;
  b) formal agreement between the members;
  c) the voluntary peer review process;
  d) ABCFP assists the members in reaching a consensus; or
  e) ABCFP coordinates a work review.

The non-discipline professional accountability process document describes both non-discipline and discipline options to support the ABCFP's Professional Accountability Process.

How to Communicate Your Concern to the ABCFP

Email Kris Zmudzinski, MBA, RPF, ABCFP Member Competence Specialist.