What are ATCs?
ATCs are Timber Cruisers whose job is to provide the best estimate of volume, quality, species composition, and value of the timber resource. They have a minimum of two years field experience and competencies and are responsible for recording, supervising and instructing subordinates, with minimum supervision.
An ATC is a person who has met the required competencies for certification and who practices at the required level established by the association.
ATC Limitation on Practice: Engaging in the measurement of forests for the specific use of timber inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply.
What are ATEs?
Like an ATC, ATEs are Timber Cruisers whose job is to provide the best estimate of volume, quality, species composition, and value of the timber resource. They have a senior or supervisory role with a minimum of five years experience and competencies and are responsible for organizing, training, quality assurance, and reporting of results.
An ATE is a person who has met the required competencies for certification and who practices at the required level established by the ABCFP.
ATE Limitation on Practice: (a) Planning, advising, directing, approving methods for, engaging in and reporting on the measurement of forests for the specific use of timber inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply; (b) auditing, examining and verifying forest measurements for the specific use of timber inventory, timber valuation, appraisal, and timber supply.
Route of Entry
- Determine if you are eligible to apply for registration (see Route of Entry heading).
- Complete ATC/ATE Application Package (which includes Ethics Exam) and the Timber Cruiser's Log and submit them and any other required documents and registration fees.
- We will review your application package for completeness and correctness and mark your ethics exam. You will be contacted if your application is incomplete or if an ethics exam re-write is necessary (Note: your application will be placed on hold until you pass the ethics exam.).
- Once these requirements have been met, the Forest Measurements Board (FMB) will arrange for you to write the Accredited Timber Cruiser/Evaluator Technical Exam.
- After passing the technical exam, the FMB will review the application package and make the final determination on whether you can be accepted as an ATC or ATE.
- Once your application is accepted by the FMB, your name will be forwarded to council for review/approval of the SAS designation, this process takes four to six weeks.
- We will send you a direct email once Council has completed its review/approval.
Once accepted into the ABCFP as an ATC or ATE, you will have similar rights and obligations as other registrants. You must conform to the requirements outlined in the PGA, resolutions of council, bylaws, and policies and procedures published by council from time-to-time.
Refer to the Forest Measurements Board (FMB) Policies
and Timber Cruiser Information Package
or contact the professional practice and forest stewardship department
Use the Timber Cruiser/Evaluator Application for Reclassification to apply for a change from one timber cruising classification to another.