BYLAW 5 ‎–‎ REGISTRATION

Published: February 2021

Delegation of authority to credentials committee

5-1 (1) Subject to the provisions of this Bylaw 5  and Bylaw 7  (Trainees), the credentials committee

(a) is authorized to act under  section 45(1) of the Act,
(b) may establish a policy limiting the authority of the registrar to act under section 45(1) of the Act, and requiring the registrar to refer applications for admission or reinstatement meeting specified criteria to the credentials committee for review, and
(c) may exercise the powers of the council under sections 45(2), 47(3), 48(1) to (4) and 50(2) of the Act, other than the council’s authority to make bylaws described in section 47(3)(a) and (b).

(2) The registrar 

(a) must comply with any limitations on the exercise of the registrar’s authority under section 45(1) of the Act that are required by credentials committee policy under subsection (1)(b),
(b) must refer an application for admission or reinstatement to the credentials committee for decision if required by credentials committee policy under subsection (1)(b), and
(c) may refer any other application for admission or reinstatement to the credentials committee for review.

Applications for admission or reinstatement

5-2 (1) A person may apply under section 45(1) of the Act for admission in or reinstatement to a category or subcategory of registrants established under section 5-3 by delivering to the registrar an application in the manner or form required by the registrar.
(2) An application for admission or reinstatement must be accompanied by

(a) evidence satisfactory to the registrar or the credentials committee that the applicant is 

(i) of good character, and 
(ii) fit to practise as a member of the applicable category or subcategory of registrants,

(b) payment of the applicable membership fees and any applicable application or reinstatement fees specified in the Fee Schedule, 
(c) payment of any other outstanding fee, special assessment, penalty, costs or other debt due and owing by the applicant to ABCFP, 
(d) a completed indictable offence declaration in the form required by the registrar, 
(e) a completed self-assessment declaration in the form required by the registrar, which must include a statement of the applicant’s declared practice area or areas, and 
(f) any other documents or information required under the bylaws or by credentials committee policy.

(3) Membership fees payable under subsection (2)(b) or section 5-15(2)(a) may be prorated or abated for a partial year of membership in accordance with council policy.
(4) If an applicant for admission or reinstatement has been convicted of an indictable offence, the registrar must refer their application to the council for review under Bylaw 14  (Indictable Offences) before the applicant is admitted or reinstated by registrar or the credentials committee.
(5) Within 30 days of a decision by the registrar or credentials committee to grant or reject an application for admission or reinstatement, or to grant an application subject to conditions or limitations, under section 45(1) of the Act, the registrar must notify the applicant of the decision.
(6) Notice of a decision delivered to an applicant under subsection (5)

(a) must include any written reasons required under section 45(1)(c) of the Act, and
(b) if the registrar or credentials committee has rejected the application, or has granted the application subject to any conditions or limitations to which the applicant has not consented, must inform the applicant of their right to apply for a review on the record under section 48 of the Act within 30 days of the applicant’s receipt of the notice.

Categories and subcategories of registrants

5-3 (1) The following categories of registrants are established:

(a) practising RPF registrants;
(b) practising RFT registrants;
(c) associate registrants;
(d) temporary registrants;
(e) non-practising registrants;
(f) retired registrants.

(2) A practising RPF registrant is deemed to be registered with ABCFP as a professional forester within the meaning of section 6 of Schedule 1 of the Act.
(3) A practising RFT registrant is deemed to be registered with ABCFP as a registered forest technologist within the meaning of section 6 of Schedule 1 of the Act.
(4) The following subcategories of associate registrants are established:

(a) natural resource professionals;
(b) forest technicians;
(c) affiliated forest professionals.

(5) The following subcategories of temporary registrants are established:

(a) visiting forest professionals;
(b) transferring forest professionals;
(c) trainees.

Practising RPF registrants

5-4 (1) An applicant for initial admission as a practising RPF registrant must meet the following requirements, in addition to the requirements in section 5-2(2):

(a) current or previous enrolment in the FIT or ASFIT program established under Bylaw 7 (Trainees);
(b) successful completion of the following requirements of ABCFP’s trainee program under Bylaw 7 (Trainees) within the time required by credentials committee policy:

(i) the RPF core competency requirement;
(ii) the experience area module requirement;
(iii) the articling requirement.

(2) Despite subsection (1), an applicant may be admitted as a practising RPF registrant if, in addition to meeting the requirements in section 5-2(2), the applicant

(a) holds registration or licensure with a regulatory authority in another Canadian  jurisdiction as the equivalent of a practising RPF registrant, which is not subject to any practice limitations, restrictions or conditions in that jurisdiction that do not apply generally to practising RPF registrants in British Columbia,
(b) provides satisfactory evidence of meeting any applicable continuing competency or continuing education requirements established by the applicable regulatory authority described in paragraph (a),
(c) is or was previously registered as a transferring forest professional under section 5-10, and
(d) successfully completes all components of the experience area module requirement under Bylaw 7  (Trainee) that apply to transferring forest professionals.

(3) Subject to section 5-16, a practising RPF registrant may provide any service included in forestry reserved practice.

Practising RFT registrants

5-5 (1) An applicant for initial admission as a practising RFT registrant must meet the following requirements, in addition to the requirements in section 5-2(2):

(a) current or previous enrolment in the TFT or ASTFT program established under Bylaw 7  (Trainees)‎;
(b) successful completion of the following requirements of ABCFP’s trainee program under Bylaw 7 (Trainees) within the time required by credentials committee policy:

(i) the RFT core competency requirement;
(ii) the experience area module requirement;
(iii) the articling requirement.

(2) Despite subsection (1), an applicant may be admitted as a practising RFT registrant if, in addition to meeting the requirements in section 5-2(2), the applicant

(a) holds registration or licensure with a regulatory authority in another ‎Canadian  jurisdiction as the equivalent of a practising RFT registrant, ‎which is not subject to any practice limitations, restrictions or conditions in ‎that jurisdiction that do not apply generally to practising RFT registrants in ‎British Columbia,‎
(b) provides satisfactory evidence of meeting any applicable continuing competency or continuing education requirements established by the applicable regulatory authority described in paragraph (a),
(c) is or was previously registered as a transferring forest professional under section 5-10, and
(d) successfully completes all components of the experience area module requirement under Bylaw 7  (Trainee) that apply to transferring forest professionals.

(3) Subject to section 5-16, a practising RFT registrant may provide a service that is included in forestry reserved practice

(a) within the following general practice areas, as further described in and to the extent permitted under credentials committee policy:

(i) forest measurements;
(ii) silviculture;
(iii) forest operations;
(iv) forest protection;

(b) while executing, supervising the execution of, or inspecting work designed by

(i) a practising RPF registrant, or
(ii) a visiting forest professional or transferring forest professional who is registered ‎or licensed with a regulatory authority in another Canadian ‎jurisdiction as the equivalent of a practising RPF registrant;‎

(c) under the direct supervision of a registrant described in paragraph (b)(i) or (ii); or
(d) as otherwise authorized by a limited licence issued to the practising RFT registrant under Bylaw 6 (Technical Occupations, Certification Schemes and Limited Licences).

Natural resource professionals

5-6  (1) An applicant for initial admission in the natural resource professionals subcategory of associate registrants must meet the following requirements, in addition to the requirements in section 5-2(2):

(a) successful completion of a natural resource degree program recognized by the council for the purpose of registration of natural resource professionals;
(b) current or previous enrolment in the TNRP program established under Bylaw 7 (Trainees);
(c) successful completion of the following requirements of ABCFP’s trainee program under Bylaw 7  (Trainees) within the time required by credentials committee policy:

(i) the experience area module requirement;
(ii) the articling requirement.

(2) Subject to section 5-16, a natural resource professional may provide a service that is included in forestry reserved practice 

(a) while performing the following aspects of the practice of professional forestry, as further described in and to the extent permitted under credentials committee policy:

(i) planning for, advising on, engaging in or reporting on inventory, classification, conservation, and protection;
(ii) advising on, engaging in or reporting on enhancement;
(iii) advising on harvesting, valuation and rehabilitation; 

(b) under the direct supervision of a practising RPF registrant, a practising RFT registrant, a visiting forest professional or a transferring forest professional, or
(c) ‎as otherwise authorized by a limited licence issued to the natural resource professional under Bylaw 6 (Technical Occupations, Certification Schemes ‎and Limited Licences).‎

Forest technicians

5-7 (1) An applicant may be admitted into the forest technicians subcategory of associate registrants if, in addition to meeting the requirements in section 5-2(2), 

(a) the applicant successfully completes an ethics examination required by the credentials committee, and
(b) the registrar or the credentials committee determines that the applicant is entitled to 

(i) certification in a technical occupation, or
(ii) a limited licence under Bylaw 6 (Technical Occupations, Certification Schemes and Limited Licences).

(2) Subject to section 5-16, a forest technician may provide a service that is ‎included in forestry reserved practice ‎

(a) while engaged in a technical occupation for which they hold certification under Bylaw 6  (Technical Occupations, Certification Schemes and Limited Licences), 
(b) under the direct supervision of a practising RPF registrant, a practising ‎RFT registrant, a visiting forest professional or a transferring forest ‎professional, or‎
(c) as otherwise authorized by a limited licence issued to the forest technician under Bylaw 6  (Technical Occupations, Certification Schemes ‎‎and Limited Licences).‎

Affiliated forest professionals

5-8  (1) An applicant may be admitted into the affiliated forest professionals subcategory of associate registrants if, in addition to meeting the requirements in section 5-2(2), the applicant 

(a) successfully completes an ethics examination and any other examination required by the credentials committee, and
(b) delivers to the registrar satisfactory evidence of academic or research experience meeting any applicable requirements established by credentials committee policy.

(2) Subject to section 5-16, an affiliated forest professional may provide a service that is ‎included ‎in forestry reserved practice‎ 

(a) under the direct supervision of a practising RPF registrant, a practising ‎RFT registrant, a visiting forest professional or a transferring forest ‎professional, or
(b) as otherwise authorized by a limited licence issued to the affiliated forest professional under Bylaw 6  (Technical Occupations, Certification Schemes ‎‎and Limited Licences).

Visiting forest professionals

5-9 (1) An applicant for admission into the visiting forest professionals subcategory of temporary registrants must meet the following requirements, in addition to the requirements in section 5-2(2):

(a) registration or licensure with a regulatory authority in another Canadian jurisdiction as the equivalent of a practising RPF registrant or practising RFT registrant, which is not subject to any practice limitations, restrictions or conditions in that jurisdiction that do not apply generally to practising RPF registrants or practising RFT registrants in British Columbia, as the case may be;
(b) delivery to the registrar of a declaration, in a form acceptable to the registrar, that the applicant is seeking registration as a visiting forest professional for the purpose of undertaking a specific task or project.

(2) Registration as a visiting forest professional 

(a) may be granted for a limited period of time not exceeding 12 months, for the limited purpose described in the applicant’s declaration under subsection (1)(b), and
(b) may be renewed once for a further period of time not exceeding 12 months, on application to the registrar before expiry of the initial period of registration granted under paragraph (a) subject to 

(i) payment of any applicable fees specified in the Fee Schedule, and
(ii) delivery to the registrar of a completed self-assessment declaration in the form required by the registrar.

(3) Despite subsection (2), if the registrar or the credentials committee is satisfied that there are special circumstances, registration as a visiting forest professional may be granted for a period of time exceeding 12 months, or renewed more than once, subject to 

(a) payment of any applicable fees specified in the Fee Schedule, and
(b) delivery to the registrar of a completed self-assessment declaration in the form required by the registrar,
provided that the total period of registration in this subcategory does not exceed 24 months.

(4) Subject to section 5-16

(a) a visiting forest professional who is registered or licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction as the equivalent of a practising RFP registrant may provide any service included in forestry reserved practice, and 
(b) a visiting forest professional who is registered or licensed in another ‎Canadian jurisdiction as the equivalent of a practising RFT registrant may provide a service that is included in forestry reserved practice under section 5-5(3), as if they were a practising RFT registrant.

Transferring forest professionals

5-10 (1) An applicant for admission into the transferring forest professionals subcategory of temporary registrants must meet the following requirements, in addition to the requirements in section 5-2(2):

(a) registration or licensure with a regulatory authority in another Canadian jurisdiction as the equivalent of a practising RPF registrant or practising RFT registrant, which is not subject to any practice limitations, restrictions or conditions in that jurisdiction that do not apply generally to practising RPF registrants or practising RFT registrants in British Columbia, as the case may be;
(b) delivery to the registrar of

(i) three professional references, in a form acceptable to the registrar confirming the applicant’s practice in the jurisdiction referred to in paragraph (a),
(ii) a resume of forestry related work experience and education, in a form acceptable to the registrar, and
(iii) a declaration, in a form acceptable to the registrar, that the applicant is seeking registration as a transferring forest professional for the purpose of satisfying the requirements for admission as a practising RPF registrant under section 5-4(2) or a practising RFT registrant under 5-5(2).

(2) Registration as a transferring forest professional is valid for six months.
(3) ‎Despite subsection (2), if the registrar or the credentials committee is satisfied that ‎there are special circumstances, registration as a transferring forest professional may be ‎extended for a limited period of time, subject to 

(a) payment of any applicable fees specified in the Fee Schedule, ‎and
(b) delivery to the registrar of a completed self-assessment declaration in the form required by the registrar,
provided that the total period of registration in this subcategory does not exceed ‎‎12 months.

(4) Subject to section 5-16,

(a) a transferring forest professional who is registered or licensed in another Canadian ‎jurisdiction as the equivalent of a practising RPF registrant may provide ‎any service included in forestry reserved practice, and ‎
(b) a transferring forest professional who is registered or licensed in another ‎Canadian jurisdiction as the ‎equivalent of a practising RFT registrant may provide a service that is included in forestry ‎reserved practice under section 5-5(3), as if they were a practising RFT registrant.‎

Trainees

5-11 (1) An applicant may be admitted into the trainee subcategory of temporary registrants if, in addition to meeting the requirements in section 5-2(2), the applicant is enrolled as a trainee under Bylaw 7  (Trainees).
(2) Subject to section 5-15, registration as a trainee is valid for the limited period of the trainee’s enrolment under Bylaw 7  (Trainees).
(3) Subject to section 5-16, a trainee may provide a service that is included in forestry reserved practice while under the direct supervision of a practising RPF registrant, a practising RFT registrant, a visiting forest professional or a transferring forest professional.

Non-practising registrants

5-12  (1) An applicant for admission as a non-practising registrant must meet the following requirements, in addition to the requirements in section 5-2(2)

(a) current registration as a practising RPF registrant, practising RFT registrant or associate registrant;
(b) delivery to the registrar of 
(i) a request for a leave of absence in a form acceptable to the registrar, if the applicant is eligible for a leave of absence under credentials committee policy, and
(ii) a declaration, in a form acceptable to the registrar, that the applicant will not engage in the practice of professional forestry while holding non-practising registration.
(2) An applicant who is admitted as a non-practising registrant 
(a) ceases to hold registration as a practising RPF registrant, practising RFT registrant or associate registrant, and 
(b) must meet the requirements in section 5-14 to be eligible for reinstatement as a practising RPF registrant, practising RFT registrant or associate registrant.
(3) A non-practising registrant may apply to the registrar at any time before expiry of their non-practising registration for reinstatement of their registration as a practising RPF registrant, practising RFT registrant or associate registrant, in accordance with section 5-14.
(4) A non-practising registrant must not 
(a) engage in the practice of professional forestry, or
(b) use any title or designation indicating or implying that they are authorized ‎to engage in the practice of professional forestry.

Retired registrants
5-13 (1) An applicant for admission as a retired registrant must meet the following requirements, in addition to the requirements in section 5-2(2):

(a) current registration as a practising RPF registrant, practising RFT registrant, associate registrant or non-practising registrant;
(b) delivery to the registrar of

(i) evidence satisfactory to the registrar or the credentials committee that the applicant is not engaged in the practice of professional forestry, and has no present intention to return to practice in the future, 
(ii) evidence satisfactory to the registrar or the credentials committee that 

(A) the applicant is 55 years of age or older, or 
(B) there are other special circumstances justifying the applicant’s admission as a retired registrant in accordance with credentials committee policy, and

(iii) a declaration, in a form acceptable to the registrar, that the ‎applicant will not engage in the practice of professional forestry while holding retired registration.‎

(2) An applicant who is admitted as a retired registrant 

(a) ceases to hold registration as a practising RPF registrant, practising RFT ‎registrant, associate registrant or non-practising registrant, and ‎
(b) must meet the requirements in section 5-14 to be eligible for reinstatement as a ‎practising RPF registrant, practising RFT registrant or associate registrant.‎

(3) A retired registrant must not 
(a) engage in the practice of professional forestry, or 
(b) use any title or designation indicating or implying that they are authorized to engage in the practice of professional forestry.

Reinstatement 

5-14  (1) In this section, “former registrant” means a person, including a non-practising registrant or retired registrant, who was previously registered as a practising RPF registrant, a practising RFT registrant, a natural resource professional, a forest technician, or an affiliated forest professional, or the equivalent under the former Act.
(2) A former registrant may be reinstated as a member of the applicable category or subcategory of registrants if the former registrant

(a) applies for reinstatement and meets the requirements in section 5-2(2)
(b) successfully completes any additional examinations, courses, professional experience, or other upgrading of knowledge, skills or abilities that the registrar or credentials committee considers necessary, in accordance with credentials committee policy, and
(c) delivers to the registrar any additional evidence required under subsection (3).

(3) If the previous registration of an applicant for reinstatement was cancelled 

(a) under section 75(6)(e) of the Act or Bylaw 14  (Indictable Offences), or
(b) under section 31(4) or 50(2) of the Act or section 5-15(8)

(i) while the applicant was the subject of a complaint, investigation or discipline hearing under Bylaw 12  (Complaints, Investigations and Discipline), or 
(ii) while the applicant’s previous registration was suspended under section 67(1)(b) or 75(6)(d) of the Act or Bylaw 14 (Indictable Offences),
the applicant must provide additional evidence to satisfy the credentials committee that reinstatement of their registration in the applicable category or subcategory of registrants will not pose an undue risk to the public interest.

Renewal

5-15 (1) The registrar must deliver an annual notice to each registrant other than a visiting forest professional or a transferring forest professional by October 31 of each year, specifying the items the registrant is required to deliver to the registrar under (2) and describing the consequences of non-compliance.
(2) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), every practising RPF registrant, practising RFT registrant, associate registrant and trainee must deliver the following to the registrar on or before November 30 of each year:

(a) payment of the applicable annual membership fees specified in the Fee Schedule for their category or subcategory of registrants;
(b) payment of any other outstanding fee, special assessment, penalty, costs ‎or other debt ‎due and owing by the registrant to ABCFP‎;‎
(c) ‎a completed indictable offence declaration in the form required by the ‎registrar;‎
(d) a completed self-assessment declaration in the form required by the registrar, which must include a statement of the registrant’s declared practice area or areas;
(e) any other documents or information required under the bylaws or by credentials committee policy.

(3) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), every non-practising registrant must deliver to the registrar on or before November 30 of each year:

(a) the items specified in subsection (2), except subsection (2)(d), and
(b) satisfactory evidence of their eligibility to extend their leave of absence under credentials committee policy.

(4) Subject to subsections (5) to (7), every retired registrant must deliver to the registrar on or before November 30 of each year the items specified in subsection (2), except subsection (2)(d).
(5) A registrant may pay their membership fees by monthly instalments, if permitted by council policy, upon payment of any applicable administration fee specified in the Fee Schedule.
(6) If the registrar or the credentials committee is satisfied that there are special ‎circumstances‎, the registrar or the credentials committee may extend the time for a registrant to deliver one or more of the items required in subsection (2), (3) or (4), or payment of a monthly instalment of their membership fees under subsection (5), subject to the registrant’s payment of any applicable late fee specified in the Fee Schedule.
(7) A retired registrant who has been recognized as a “life member” of ABCFP in accordance with council policy is exempt from payment of annual membership fees.
(8) The registration of a registrant is cancelled immediately if the registrant 

(a) fails to deliver any applicable item required under subsection (2)(a) to (d) or (3)(b) by November 30 or any extended deadline granted by the registrar or the credentials committee under subsection (6), or
(b) fails to deliver payment of a monthly instalment of their membership fees under subsection (5) by the applicable deadline required by council policy or any extended deadline granted by the registrar or the credentials committee under subsection (6).

(9) If a registrant’s indictable offence declaration under subsection (2)(c) or information obtained by the registrar from any other source indicates that the registrant has been convicted of an indictable ‎offence that has not previously been reviewed by the council under Bylaw 14 (Indictable Offences), the registrar must refer the matter to the council for review under ‎Bylaw 14 (Indictable Offences).

Registrant practice rights

5-16 (1) A registrant may only provide a service included in forestry reserved practice if their provision of that service 

(a) is authorized under sections 5-4 to 5-11, 
(b) is consistent with their education, training and experience, and
(c) does not contravene any condition or limitation imposed on the registrant’s practice under

(i) section 45(1)(b) or Part 6, Division 3 of the Act, or
(ii) Bylaw 11 (Audit and Practice Review), Bylaw 12  (Complaints, Investigation and Discipline), or Bylaw 14 (Indictable Offences).

(2) Despite any other provision in this Bylaw 5 , a registrant must not engage in a certified practice established by the council under Bylaw 6  (Technical Occupations, Certification Schemes and Limited Licences) unless they hold certification under Bylaw 6  for that certified practice. 
(3) A registrant may only supervise another person’s provision of a service included in forestry reserved practice if the registrant is authorized to provide that service independently.

Use of titles

5-17 (1) A registrant may only use a title or an abbreviation of a title that is reserved for the exclusive use of registrants under Part 5 of the Act and section 3 of the Forest Professionals Regulation, or another title that is referred to in this section, if the registrant

(a) is registered in a category or subcategory of registrants that is authorized under this section to use the title, and
(b) complies with any other conditions or limitations under the bylaws or council policy governing the use of the title or abbreviation by registrants.

(2) A practising RPF registrant may use the titles “forest professional” ,”professional forester” or “registered professional forester” or the abbreviation “RPF”.
(3) A practising RFT registrant may use the titles “forest professional”, “forest technologist” or “registered forest technologist” or the abbreviation “RFT”.
(4) A natural resource professional may use the title “forest professional” or “natural resource professional”, or the abbreviation “NRP”.
(5) A forest technician may use the title “forest technician”.
(6) In addition to the titles and abbreviations referred to in subsections (2) to (5), a practicing RPF registrant, practising RFT registrant, natural resource professional or forest technician may use one of the following titles or abbreviations if they hold current certification in the corresponding technical occupation under Bylaw 6 (Technical Occupations, Certification Schemes and Limited Licences):

(a) the title “accredited timber cruiser” or the abbreviation “ATC”;
(b) the title “accredited timber evaluator” or the abbreviation “ATE”;
(c) the title “silvicultural accredited surveyor” or the abbreviation “SAS”.

(7) An affiliated forest professional may use the title “affiliated forest professional” or the abbreviation “AFP”.
(8) A visiting forest professional who is registered or licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction as the equivalent of a practising RPF registrant may use a title or abbreviation referred to in subsection (2) if their use of that title or abbreviation is accompanied by

(a) the term “visiting” immediately preceding the title or abbreviation, or
(b) the term “(visiting)” immediately following the title or abbreviation.

(9) A visiting forest professional who is registered or licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction ‎as the equivalent of a practising RFT registrant may use a title or abbreviation ‎referred to in subsection (3) if their use of that title or abbreviation is accompanied ‎by

(a) the term “visiting” immediately preceding the title or abbreviation, or
(b) the term “(visiting)” immediately following the title or abbreviation.‎

(10) A transferring forest professional who is registered or licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction ‎as the equivalent of a practising RPF registrant may use a title or abbreviation ‎referred to in subsection (2) if their use of that title or abbreviation is accompanied ‎by

(a) the term “transferring” immediately preceding the title or abbreviation, or
(b) the term “(transferring)” immediately following the title or abbreviation.‎

(11) A transferring forest professional who is registered or licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction ‎‎as the equivalent of a practising RFT registrant may use a title or abbreviation ‎‎referred to in subsection (3) if their use of that title or abbreviation is accompanied ‎‎by

(a) the term “transferring” immediately preceding the title or abbreviation, or
(b) the term “(transferring)” immediately following the title or abbreviation.‎

(12) A trainee may use one of the following titles or abbreviations if they are enrolled in the corresponding education program for trainees under Bylaw 7  (Trainees):

(a) the title forester in training” or the abbreviation “FIT”;
(b) the title “allied science forester in training” or the abbreviation “ASFIT”;
(c) the title “trainee forest technologist” or the abbreviation “TFT”;
(d) the title “allied science trainee forest technologist” or the abbreviation “ASTFT”;
(e) the title “trainee natural resource professional” or the abbreviation “TNRP”.

(13) A non-practising registrant may use a title or abbreviation referred to in subsections (2) to (7) if

(a) they were previously authorized to use that title or abbreviation, and
(b) their use of that title or abbreviation is accompanied by 

(i) the term “non-practising” immediately preceding the title or abbreviation, or 
(ii) the term “(non-practising)” immediately following the title or abbreviation.

(14) A retired registrant may use a title or abbreviation referred to in subsections (2) to (7) if

(a) they were previously authorized to use that title or abbreviation, and
(b) their use of that title or abbreviation is accompanied by

(i) the term “retired” immediately preceding the title or abbreviation, or
(ii) the term “(retired)” or the abbreviation “(Ret)” immediately following the title or abbreviation.

Review of registration decisions

5-18 (1) In this section, “registration decision” means a decision of the registrar or the credentials committee 

(a) rejecting an applicant’s application for admission or reinstatement as a registrant under section 45(1)(c) of the Act, or 
(b) granting an application’s application for admission or reinstatement as a registrant subject to conditions or limitations to which the applicant has not consented, under section 45(1)(b) of the Act.

(2) An application under section 48(1) for a review on the record of a registration decision must be delivered to the registrar.
(3) A review on the record under section 48 of the Act of a registration decision may be conducted by a panel of the credentials committee or by a quorum of the full credentials committee if

(a) the registration decision was made by the registrar, or
(b) the panel or quorum does not include any credentials committee member who participated in the registration decision,
and must otherwise be conducted by the council.

(4) A request by an applicant that the credentials committee or the council hear evidence that is not part of the record under section 48(3) of the Act must 

(a) be made in writing and delivered to the registrar at the time of the applicant’s application under section 48(1) of the Act,
(b) specify what evidence the applicant requests that the credentials committee or the council consider, and
(c) identify the special circumstances that warrant consideration of the evidence referred to in paragraph (b) by the credentials committee or the council.

(5) If, in the opinion of the credentials committee or the council, special circumstances exist that warrant its consideration of evidence that is not part of the record, the registrar must make suitable arrangements for the credentials committee or the council to receive that evidence, which may include a requirement for the applicant to provide that evidence in writing.
(6) Within 30 days of a decision by the credentials committee or the council on a review on the record under section 48(4) of the Act, the registrar must notify the applicant of the decision.
(7) The council may establish additional rules or procedures, consistent with the Act and bylaws, for the conduct of reviews on the record under section 48 of the Act. 

 

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