FPBC Regulates the Largest Group of Forest Professionals in Canada
Provincial legislation requires anyone practising professional forestry in BC be registered with, and regulated by, Forest Professionals BC (FPBC). This protects the public interest by ensuring registered forest professionals meet specific educational and professional standards and can be held accountable for their work and conduct.
The simplest avenue to becoming a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) is to earn a degree or diploma from a nationally accredited program. Several BC and Canadian post-secondary institutions offer accredited forestry programs.
You can graduate from a non-accredited program and still apply for registration with FPBC, but you may be required to take additional educational courses or other gap-filling measures.