BYLAW 6 ‎–‎ TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS, CERTIFICATION SCHEMES
AND LIMITED LICENCES

 

Published: February 2021

Delegation of authority to registrar

6-1 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the registrar may exercise the powers of the credentials committee under this Bylaw 6  in respect of applications for

(a) certification in a technical occupation,
(b) certification for a certified practice, or 
(c) a limited licence.

(2) The credentials committee may establish a policy limiting the authority of the registrar to act under this Bylaw 6, and requiring the registrar to refer applications under this Bylaw 6  to the credentials committee for review.
(3) The registrar

(a) must comply with any limitations on the exercise of the registrar’s authority under this Bylaw 6 that are required by credentials committee policy under subsection (2),
(b) must refer an application under this Bylaw 6 to the credentials committee for decision if required by credentials committee policy under subsection (2), and
(c) may refer any other application under this Bylaw 6 to the credentials committee for review.

Technical occupations

6-2 (1) The following technical occupations included within the practice of professional forestry are established:

(a) accredited timber cruisers;
(b) accredited timber evaluators;
(c) silvicultural accredited surveyors.

(2) The technical occupation of accredited timber cruisers consists of the measurement of forests for the specific use of timber operations inventory, forest inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply, as further described in credentials committee policy.
(3) The technical occupation of accredited timber evaluators consists of

(a) planning, advising, directing, approving methods for, engaging in and reporting on the measurement of forests for the specific use of timber operations inventory, forest inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply, and
(b) auditing, examining and verifying forest measurements for the specific use of timber inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply,
as further described in credentials committee policy.

(4) The technical occupation of silvicultural accredited surveyors consists of

(a) planning, advising, engaging in and reporting on the measurement of forests for the specific use of silviculture surveys or silviculture assessments, and
(b) examining and verifying measurements for the specific use of silviculture surveys or silviculture assessments,
as further described in credentials committee policy.

Applications for certification in a technical occupation

6-3 (1) In this section, “eligible applicant” means 

(a) a practising RPF registrant, practising RFT registrant, natural resource professional or forest technician, or
(b) an applicant for admission as a forest technician.

(2) An eligible applicant may apply for certification in a technical occupation by delivering to the registrar an application in the manner or form required by the registrar.
(3) An application for certification in a technical occupation must be accompanied by

(a) payment of the applicable application fee specified in the Fee Schedule, and
(b) any other documents or information required under the bylaws or by credentials committee policy.

(4) The credentials committee may determine that an eligible applicant who satisfies all applicable requirements under this Bylaw 6 is entitled to certification in a technical occupation.
(5) If the credentials committee determines that an eligible applicant is entitled to certification in a technical occupation, the eligible applicant is granted certification

(a) effective immediately, if they are a registrant described in subsection (1)(a), or
(b) upon the eligible applicant’s admission as a forest technician, if they are an applicant described in subsection (1)(b).

Accredited timber cruisers and evaluators

6-4 An applicant for certification as an accredited timber cruiser or an accredited timber evaluator must meet the following requirements:

(a) successful completion of the applicable timber cruising technical examination required by the credentials committee;
(b) delivery to the registrar of 

  1. (i) satisfactory evidence of at least two years of relevant field experience meeting any applicable criteria specified in credentials committee policy, 
    (ii) a timber cruiser’s log, satisfactorily completed in accordance with credentials committee policy, and
    (iii) any other evidence required by the credentials committee of the applicant’s competency to practise as an accredited timber cruiser or an accredited timber cruiser evaluator, as the case may be.
Silvicultural accredited surveyors

6-5 An applicant for certification as a silvicultural accredited surveyor must meet the following requirements:

(a) successful completion of the applicable silviculture survey examination required by the credentials committee; 
(b) delivery to the registrar of any other evidence required by the credentials committee of the applicant’s competency to practise as a silvicultural accredited surveyor.

Certified practices
6-6 (1) The council may adopt or establish a policy

(a) establishing a specified area or specified aspects of the practice of professional forestry as a certified practice, and 
(b) specifying conditions or requirements for certification for that certified practice.

(2) A registrant who is eligible for certification for a certified practice under a council policy established under subsection (1) may apply for certification by delivering to the registrar an application in the manner or form required by the registrar.
(3) An application for certification for a certified practice must be accompanied by

(a) payment of the applicable application fee specified in the Fee Schedule, and
(b) any other documents or information required under the bylaws or by credentials committee policy.

(4) The credentials committee may grant certification for a certified practice to a registrant who

(a) satisfies all applicable conditions and requirements under the council policy established under subsection (1), and
(b) provides any other evidence required by the credentials committee of the applicant’s competency to engage in the certified practice.

Limited licences
6-7 (1) Subject to any conditions established by credentials committee policy, a practising RFT registrant or associate registrant or an applicant for admission as a forest technician may apply for a limited licence authorizing them to independently engage in a specific or limited aspect of forestry reserved practice by delivering to the registrar an application in the manner or form required by the registrar.
(2) An application for a limited licence must be accompanied by

(a) payment of the applicable application fee specified in the Fee Schedule,
(b) a clear description of the specific or limited aspect of forestry reserved practice for which the applicant requests a limited licence, and
(c) any other documents or information required under the bylaws or by credentials committee policy.

(3) The credentials committee may grant a limited licence to an applicant under subsection (1) who 

(a) provides evidence satisfactory to the credentials committee of their competency to independently engage in the specific or limited aspect of forestry reserved practice described in their application, and
(b) satisfies any other applicable conditions and requirements under credentials committee policy.


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