Status & Name Changes

Important Dates

The following dates are applicable if you are applying for a change of status in lieu of renewing your active registrant status for the 2022 fiscal year.

November 30, 2022:

  • registration renewal deadline;
  • your complete application and any applicable fee(s) must be received by the ABCFP;
    • registrants who do not submit a complete change of status request by the renewal deadline will have their registration statuses suspended on December 1, 2022 (per Bylaw 5-19(1)). This means you will no longer legally be allowed to practice professional forestry in British Columbia, until you submit a late fee. 

January 31, 2023:

  • final deadline;
  • if you do not take action by this date, your registration will be cancelled.

Change of Status Options

Leave of Absence

Not working in BC or Trainees putting registration on hold.


Apply to return to the practice of professional forestry.


Validate you are not practising professional forestry and exit the profession in good standing.


55+ years of age and retiring from the practice of professional forestry.


For active RPFs or RFTs not engaged in the practice of professional forestry.

Name Changes

Submit the required information for legal name changes.