Retired membership allows you to remain actively involved with the profession and the affairs of the association and to receive BC Forest Professional magazine and Increment e-newsletter. It is only available to registered members who are no longer practising professional forestry in BC.

How to Apply for Retired Membership

  1. Determine your eligibility. Refer to ABCFP Bylaw 5.13 and the Members Change of Status Policy.
  2. Complete the Change of Status Form* and submit it with the retired member annual membership fee.

Once your complete request is received, it will be forwarded to the registrar and director of act compliance, the board of examiners, and/or the professional practice committee (PPC) for consideration/approval. The review process takes approximately four to six weeks, and in cases where PPC review is required it may take longer. Fees are processed after approval.

If you plan to retire from professional practice at some point beyond January 31, you are required to renew your active membership, and pay the full annual fee, before the December 1 due date. Please submit your retirement application when you are nearing your retirement date and a portion of your annual fees will be refunded in accordance with the abatements (See the Fees page) after approval.

Retired Members can also Receive Life Membership Status

Life membership is a special honour available to individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to the profession of forestry or the practice of forest technology. For more information, see Life Membership page.

Returning to Practice

If you wish to return to practice, you may be eligible to reinstate your former membership class and category. For more information, see the Reinstate or Reapply page.

Need More Information?

Contact the registration department.

*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. This form must be signed. To submit by e-mail, once you complete the form, print a copy, sign and scan it in order to e-mail it. Submission details are available in the form.