Bylaw 9 – Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct

All registrants of the Association of BC Forest Professionals are bound by the Code of ‎Ethical and Professional Conduct. ‎

Registrants with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) are responsible to hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public and ‎the protection of the environment.

The practice of professional forestry is undertaken in a manner that protects the public interest ‎by ensuring the multiple values society has assigned to BC’s forests are balanced and considered.

The Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct does not deny the existence of other important ‎‎ethical and professional standards that are not specifically included, the violation of which may be deemed under the Professional Governance Act to constitute professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming a registrant, or the incompetent performance of duties undertaken while engaged in the practice of professional forestry.

The Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct is set out in Schedule A of ABCFP Bylaw 9 and includes both standards of competence and standards of ethical and professional conduct.

Registrants providing professional service in a forest resource activity must also comply with standards described in applicable guidelines specified in Schedule B to Bylaw 9.

New guidelines to assist you in interpreting the Code will be available shortly.

Code of ‎Ethical and Professional Conduct