Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment is the first element of the continuing competency program. The purpose of a self-assessment is to provide a tool for registrants to evaluate their professional competencies, identify learning needs and develop an action plan to address these learning needs.

Who is Required to Complete a Self-Assessment Annually to Renew Their ABCFP Registration?

Who is Not Required to Complete a Self-Assessment?

How Do I Complete a Self-Assessment?

Self-Assessment Declarations are Due Annually on November 30

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is Required to Complete a Self-Assessment Annually to Renew Their ABCFP Registration?

All registrants, associate registrants, transferring forest professionals, holders of special permits for limited licences granted with a permit term of three years or more, and registrants on Leave of Absence who are employed in British Columbia must complete a self-assessment within one year after they become registered or receive their permit or limited licence.

Important: Registrants not practising professional forestry are also required to complete a self-assessment.

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Who is Not Required to Complete a Self-Assessment?

Trainees, retired registrants, and registrants on Leave of Absence who are living in BC but are not employed or who are employed outside of BC are not required to complete a self-assessment. Trainees are encouraged to participate in this process to improve their competence. 

Note: Trainees (FIT, ASFIT, TFT, ASTFT, FP) who passed the registration exam and received registered status this year do not have to complete a self-assessment until fall of next year.

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Self-Assessment Declarations are Due Annually on November 30

You must declare that your self-assessment has been completed by November 30, which is the due date for ABCFP registrant renewals. If your Self-Assessment Declaration is not been received in the ABCFP offices by November 30, you will be subject to administrative fees.

Important: If your Self-Assessment Declaration is not received by January 31, your registration will be cancelled and you will not be legally entitled to practise forestry in BC. 

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How do I complete a Self-Assessment?

1. Review the Self-Assessment Guide

The Self-Assessment Guide is intended to clarify what is required in each section of the self-assessment process and provides instructions on how to complete your Self-Assessment Evaluation Form, prepare a Professional Development Plan and submit your Self-Assessment Declaration.

Update: Registrants are no longer required to complete a Professional Practice Questionnaire as part of the self-assessment process.

2. Complete the Self-Assessment Form

You must complete a Self-Assessment Evaluation Form* which has a series of statements designed to help you assess your practice and identify learning needs.

*Fillable PDF: If you are unable to open this file, please right-click the link and save the PDF to your computer and then open from your computer.

3. Complete a Professional Development Plan

Once you have completed the Self-Assessment Form, you must develop a Professional Development Plan* to implement during the upcoming year.

*Fillable PDF: If you are unable to open this file, please right-click the link and save the PDF to your computer and then open from your computer.

4. Keep Copies on File

Keep a record of all self-assessment documents for six years. Do not send these documents to the association. You may be asked to produce them if you have been chosen for a Practice Review.

5. Make Your Self-Assessment Declaration by November 30

You can declare that your self-assessment has been conducted by submitting a Self-Assessment Declaration*. Declarations can be submitted online or by mail.

*Fillable PDF: If you are unable to open this file, please right-click the link and save the PDF to your computer and then open from your computer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I have to fill out the Self-Assessment Evaluation Form if I don't practise forestry?

If you do not practise forestry and are a registrant or associate registrant, a transferring forest professional, a holder of a special permit for a limited licence granted with a permit term of three years or more or a employed registrant on Leave of Absence in British Columbia, you are required to complete a Self -Assessment Evaluation Form. Review the information on this page for details. 

2. When are Self-Assessment Declarations due?

Self-Assessment Declarations are due November 30 of each year. After that date, they are considered to be late and administrative fees will be applied.

3. What happens if I don't submit my required Self-Assessment Declaration?

If you fail to either pay your registration fees or to submit your required Self-Assessment Declaration by January 31, your registration will be cancelled and you will not be legally entitled to practise forestry in BC.

4. What is the easiest way to submit my required Self-Assessment Declaration?

Do it online during the registration renewal period.

5. What happens if I submit a Self-Assessment Declaration but don't complete a self-assessment?

Declaring that you have completed the Self-Assessment Evaluation Form and Professional Development Plan when you have not is in direct violation of Bylaw 9, Schedule A, Standard 1 – Competence. Should the association become aware of such a violation, the association may take remedial action.

More Information

If you have any questions about the continuing competency program, contact: cpdhelp@abcfp.ca

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