Become a Member

Registered Professional Foresters

Are in the registered member class and have rights to independently practise in all aspects of professional forestry.

Natural Resource Professionals

Are in the associate member class and may only engage in limited aspects of professional forestry that have been approved by the ABCFP Council. They generally have a conservation or environmental science background.

Silvicultural Accredited Surveyors

Are in the associate member class and are generally involved in forestry activities related to silviculture surveys.

Transferring Members

Are professional foresters or forest technologists from other Canadian jurisdictions whose professional qualifications are recognized by the ABCFP. They may be entitled to full or partial practice rights in BC.

Registered Forest Technologists

Are in the registered member class and have rights to independently practise aspects of professional forestry according to their scope of practice. RFTs generally specialize in on-the-ground fieldwork and perform technical forestry functions.

Timber Cruisers

Are in the associate member class and may only engage in forestry activities related to the areas of timber inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply.

Special Permit Holders  

Are for individuals who don’t have the educational requirements to become registered professionals but are deemed qualified to practise in a very limited area of professional forestry.