Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment is the first element of the continuing competency program. The purpose of a self-assessment is to provide a tool for members to evaluate their professional competencies, identify learning needs and develop an action plan to address these learning needs.

Who is Required to Complete a Self-Assessment Annually to Renew His/Her ABCFP Membership?

Who is Not Required to Complete a Self-Assessment?

How Do I Complete a Self-Assessment?

Self-Assessment Declarations are Due Annually on December 1

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is Required to Complete a Self-Assessment Annually to Renew His/Her ABCFP Membership?

All associate members, registered members, conditional registered members, transferring forest professionals, members with special permits for limited licences granted with a permit term of three years or more must complete a self-assessment within one year after they become registered or receive their permit or limited licence. All of these members must complete a self-assessment, whether they practise professional forestry or not. Members on Leave of Absence who are employed in British Columbia must also complete an annual self-assessment, since they are registered members.


Important:
Members who do not practice professional forestry are now required to complete a self-assessment.

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Who is Not Required to Complete a Self-Assessment?

Enrolled members, retired members, life members and honorary members are not required to complete a self-assessment. Members on Leave of Absence who are not employed while living in British Columbia or who are working outside the province of British Columbia do not have to complete an annual self-assessment. Enrolled members are  encouraged to participate in this process to improve competence. Enrolled members (FIT, ASFIT, TFT, ASTFT, FP) who passed the registration exam and received registered status this year do not have to complete a self-assessment until fall of next year.

 

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Self-Assessment Declarations are Due Annually on December 1

You must declare that your self-assessment has been completed by December 1st, which is the due date for ABCFP membership renewals. If your Self-Assessment Declaration is not been received in the ABCFP offices by December 1st, you will be subject to administrative fees.


Important:
If your Self-Assessment Declaration is not received by January 31st, you will be removed from the membership rolls and not entitled to practise forestry in BC.

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How do I complete a Self-Assessment?

1. Review the Self-Assessment Guide

The Self-Assessment Guide is intended to clarify what is required in each section of the self-assessment process and provides instructions on how to complete your Self-Assessment Evaluation Form, prepare a Professional Development Plan and submit your Self-Assessment Declaration.


Update:
Members are no longer required to complete a Professional Practice Questionnaire as part of the self-assessment process.

2. Complete the Self-Assessment Form

You must complete a Self-Assessment Evaluation Form* which has a series of statements designed to help you assess your practice and identify learning needs.

*Fillable PDF. If you are unable to open this file, please right-click the link and save the PDF to your computer and then open from your computer.

3. Complete a Professional Development Plan

Once you have completed the Self-Assessment Form, you must develop a Professional Development Plan* to implement during the upcoming year.

*Fillable PDF. If you are unable to open this file, please right-click the link and save the PDF to your computer and then open from your computer.

4. Keep Copies on File

Keep a record of all self-assessment documents for six years. Do not send these documents to the association. You may be asked to produce them if you have been chosen for a Practice Review.

5. Make Your Self-Assessment Declaration by December 1st
You can declare that your self-assessment has been conducted by submitting a Self-Assessment Declaration*. Declarations can be submitted online (during the membership renewal period), by mail or fax.

*Fillable PDF. If you are unable to open this file, please right-click the link and save the PDF to your computer and then open from your computer.)

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to fill out the Self - Assessment Evaluation Form if I don't practise forestry?

If you do not practise forestry and are an associate or registered member, a conditional registered member, a transferring forest professional, a member with a special permit for a limited licence granted with a permit term of three years or more or an employed member on Leave of Absence in British Columbia, you are required to complete a Self -Assessment Evaluation Form. Review the information on this page for details.

When are Self -Assessment Declarations due?

December 1 of each year. Like membership fees, your Self-Assessment Declaration is due the first day of the ABCFP's new fiscal year. After that date, they are considered to be late and administrative fees will be applied.

What happens if I don't submit my required Self-Assessment Declaration?

 If you fail to either pay your membership fees or to submit your required Self-Assessment Declaration by January 31, you will be struck from the membership rolls and will no longer be allowed to practise in BC.

What is the easiest way to submit my required Self-Assessment Declaration?

Do it online during the membership renewal period.

What happens if I submit a Self-Assessment Declaration but don't complete a self-assessment?

Declaring that you have completed the Self-Assessment Evaluation Form and Professional Development Plan when you have not is in direct violation of Bylaw 11.4.4. Should the association become aware of such a violation, the association determine remedial action.

More Information

 If you have any questions about the continuing competency program, contact:

Brian Robinson, RPF
Director, Professional Development and Member Relations

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*Fillable PDF. If you are unable to open this file, please right-click the link and save the PDF to your computer and then open from your computer.