AFP–Academic/Research (AFP-AR) is available for individuals who teach subjects in the field of forest management and natural science at a post-secondary level, and/or undertake research relating to forest management and natural sciences as it relates to activities within the regulated practice defined in the Forest Professionals Regulation. Such individuals will not undertake activities within the reserved practice of professional forestry without additional certification.
The AFP-academic/research designation improves alignment between educators or researchers and the practising categories of FPBC registrants, as well as students enrolled in forestry related programs.
In addition to the application for admission requirements outlined in Bylaw 5.2, AFP-A/R candidates must meet the following requirements:
As proof of qualifications, candidates must submit:
Scope or Limitations
The AFP-A/R designation permits such registrants to undertake activities in the regulated practice of professional forestry.
As in Bylaw 5-8(2), an AFP-A/R may provide a service that is included in the reserved practice of forestry when under the direct supervision of an RPF, RFT, Visiting Forest Professional (VFP), or Transferring Forest Professional (TFP); by obtaining a limited licence under Bylaw 6-7.
Use of Title
An Affiliated Forest Professional–Academic/Research may use the title Affiliated Forest Professional–Academic/Research or the abbreviation AFP-A/R.
AFP-A/R applications require a one-time fee in addition to the annual FPBC registration fee. See our FPBC Registration Fees (all fees are subject to change at the FPBC Board’s discretion).
The one-time AFP application fee covers administration costs and access to the FPBC’s learning management system. AFPs must complete some online experience area modules that orient registrants to FPBC regulations and obligations. Requirements must be completed within the first year of registration, and each module takes a few hours to complete at your own pace.
Note: FPBC will provide instructions for online fee payment once your application is approved. You will also be provided with an FPBC registrant profile in our registrant management system (RMS).
Experience Area Modules
AFP-A/R registrants must complete the following online experience area learning modules within 12 months of the initial registration being granted:
AFP-A/R registrants who are granted a limited licence must also complete online experience area learning Module 4–Forest Legislation and Policy, within 12 months of the initial limited licence being granted.