Transferring Member

  • Forest professional from a jurisdiction other than BC who transfers into the Association of BC Forest Professionals
  • Can transfer into the association in several ways.
AIT and TILMA Admissions - AIT/TILMA AIT/TILMA Exam

 

AIT and TILMA

In compliance with the federal  Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), the Canadian Federation of Professional Foresters Associations (CFPFA)  mutual recognition agreement for  professional foresters (R.P.F.) and forest engineers (ing.f.), the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA)  between British Columbia and Alberta, and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) between British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan; regulatory bodies, such as ours, are required to mutually recognize the qualifications of forest professionals from other Canadian jurisdictions.

a) Professional Foresters

  • If you are a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) from another Canadian jurisdiction, you may qualify for recognition as Registered Professional Forester in BC and be entitled to full practice rights in BC under the provisions set under the mutual recognition agreements' labour mobility provisions. Review the information in the Admissions tab for details.

b) Forest Technologists

  • If you are a Registered Professional Forest Technologist (RPFT) from Alberta or Saskatchewan, you may qualify for recognition as a Registered Forest Technologist in BC and be entitled to full practice rights in BC under the labour mobility provisions of TILMA and NWPTA (see admissions tab below).
  • If you are transferring from a province other than Alberta and want to become a Registered Forest Technologist in BC, you must go through the regular RFT application process.

Questions?

Please contact the registration department.

Special Permit - Transferring Professional Forester

If you are a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) from another Canadian jurisdiction, you may qualify for a special permit to practise in BC until such time as you pass the RPF registration exam and become an RPF in BC. Visit the Special Permit Holders page for more information on this process.

Questions?

Please contact the registration department.

Admissions - AIT/TILMA

  1. You must be a member in good standing with your professional registering body in another province (The College of Alberta Professional Foresters; The Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professionals; The Ontario Professional Foresters Association; The Order des ingineur forestier du Québec; The Association of Registered Professional Foresters of New Brunswick; The Registered Professional Foresters Association of Nova Scotia; College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists).
  2. Complete the Transferring Forest Professional (under provisions of AIT and TILMA) Application Package and submit it and any other required documents and fees.
  3. Your application will be reviewed by ABCFP for completeness and accuracy.
  4. If you successfully complete the application process you will be granted professional status in BC conditional on passing the ABCFP AIT/TILMA exam within six months.
  5. Write and pass the AIT/TILMA Exam. Should you fail the ABCFP AIT/TILMA examination, Council will suspend or cancel your BC practice rights until such time as you rewrite and pass the exam.
  6. Upon passing the exam you will be granted professional status in BC.

Remember: If you are and RFT transferring from a province other than Alberta, you must go through the regular RFT application process.

AIT/TILMA Exam

Consider the following study resources to help you prepare to write the AIT/TILMA exam.

AIT/TILMA Exam Resource Library
AIT/TILMA Exam Rules
AIT/TILMA Notes to Examinees

Questions?

Please contact the registration department.