Silvicultural Accredited Surveyors (SAS)

  • One of two associate registrant subgroups
  • Silviculture surveyors have been accredited through the Ministry of Forests, Range, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • Make use of silviculture plans and prescriptions and other information to conduct or confirm the stratification of survey units

What is a SAS?

A Silvicultural Accredited Surveyor (SAS) makes use of silviculture plans and prescriptions and other information to conduct or confirm the stratification of a survey unit, ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of data collection and mapping, confirm and identify additional critical site factors that may influence the attainment of management objectives set out in plans, and make preliminary recommendations for future treatment (The Silviculture Survey Accreditation Process, Forest Practices Branch).

SAS Limitation on Practice: (a) Planning, advising, engaging in and reporting on the measurement of forests for the specific use of silviculture surveys; (b) Examining and verifying measurements for the specific use of silviculture surveys.

Route of Entry

Eligibility Requirements

Apply for Registration

  1. Become accredited through FLNRORD's Silviculture Survey Accreditation Process.
  2. Complete the SAS Application Package and submit it and any other required documents (see next item) and registration fees.
  3. Complete and submit the ethics exam (contained within the application package) with your application package if you are an enrolled member (FIT, TFT, and FP). ABCFP registrants and special permit holders do not have to complete the ethics exam.
  4. We will review your application package for completeness and correctness and mark your ethics exam (if you were required to write one). You will be contacted if your application is incomplete or if an ethics exam re-write is necessary (Note: your application will be placed on hold until you pass the ethics exam). Once these requirements have been met:
  5. The Forest Measurements Board (FMB) will review your application package and make the final determination if you can be accepted as a SAS.
  6. Once your application is accepted by the FMB, your name will be forwarded to council for review/approval of the SAS designation, this process takes four to six weeks. 
  7. We will send you a direct email once council has completed its review/approval.

Once accepted into the ABCFP as SAS, you will have similar rights and obligations as registered members. You must conform to the requirements outlined in the Professional Governance Act, resolutions of council, bylaws, and policies and procedures published by council from time-to-time.

Questions: Refer to the Forest Measurements Board (FMB) Policies or contact the professional practice and forest stewardship department.