AFP-Limited Licence (AFP-LL) is available for individuals who work in forestry related fields who are at risk of infringing upon reserved practice of professional forestry. Limited licences permit registered forest technologists and subclasses of associate registrant to practise in specific aspects of reserved professional forestry practice. The credentials committee policy (limited licence issuance) specifies requirements for granting limited licences.
In addition to the application for admission requirements outlined in FPBC Bylaw 5.2, AFP-LL candidates must meet the following requirements:
professional work experience directly related to the narrow area of reserve practice for which the AFP-limited licence is requested;
successful completion of a natural resource or forestry related degree program or natural resources forestry-related diploma program;
significant professional work experience directly related to the narrow area of reserve practice for which the AFP-LL is requested; or
current, practising registration or equivalent, in good standing, with a profession regulated under the PGA (e.g., Professional Engineer (P.Eng), Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio), Professional Agrologist (P.Ag).
As proof of qualifications, candidates must submit:
official transcripts sent directly from the post-secondary institution to FPBC (Note: If you completed your education outside of Canada, you may be required to submit an official educational credential assessment (ECA) report as a component of your application. FPBC will advise if an ECA is required);
a detailed curriculum vitae;
a complete Limited Licence application package;
Scope or Limitations
The AFP-LL designation permits such registrants to perform activities in the regulated practice of professional forestry and specific activities within the reserved practice of professional forestry as authorized by FPBC.
Use of Title
Individuals granted AFP-LL registration may use the title Affiliated Forest Professional–Limited Licence and the abbreviation AFP-LL.
AFP-LL applications require a one-time fee in addition to a separate Limited Licence application fee. See our FPBC Registration Fees (all fees are subject to change at the FPBC Board’s discretion).
The AFP-LL 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-LLs registrants must complete the following online experience area learning modules within 12 months of the initial registration being granted:
1 — Regulation and Ethics
2a — Forest Stewardship and Professional Discretion Introduction;
2b — Forest Stewardship and Professional Discretion Advanced;
3 — BC Professionals Working with Indigenous Communities
4 — Forest Legislation and Policy;
5 — The Business of Forestry
6a — Communicating Professional Advice
6c — Introduction to Conflict Management
AFP-LLs who are also current registrants with another regulatory body under the PGA must only complete online experience area Module 5 – The Business of Forestry 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.
Applications for AFP-LL must also include the Limited Licence issuance policy and follow Limited Licence application procedures.