How to Apply to the TFT Program

The Trainee Forest Technologist (TFT) program is for individuals who have completed FPBC recognized forestry diploma programs. Completing the requirements for the TFT program leads to the practising Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) designation.

FPBC Recognized Technology Diploma Programs

The following diploma programs satisfy the RFT core competency standards as part of their program content.

These programs may have received accreditation through Technology Accreditation Canada-CTAB Accredited Programs or Technology Accreditation Canada-TAC Accredited Programs

If you want to apply for the TFT program, you must complete the following steps:

  • confirm your eligibility to apply for registration;
  • prepare your application;
  • apply online.

Confirm your Eligibility

You must have FPBC confirm you meet the eligibility requirements before applying for registration. This is done through the FPBC Eligibility Screening Process

Prepare Your Application

You will be required to submit the following as apart of your application for registration:

Official Transcripts

You must provide official transcripts for all education programs you have completed.

Request that official transcripts be sent to FPBC. If your credential has not yet been conferred, as a temporary measure, we are able to accept a letter from the academic institution you have attended verifying that you have completed all requirements of your education program.

Transcripts should be mailed to:

Registration Department
Forest Professionals BC
602 – 1281 W. Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 3J7


You must upload a current resume that outlines all relevant education and work experience you have completed to date.

Sponsor and Articling Agreement

You must identify an individual who is willing and authorized to sponsor you during your time as a trainee. Practising RPFs are authorized to sponsor trainees enrolled in the FIT, TFT, ASFIT and ASTFT programs. Practising RFTs are authorized to sponsor people enrolled in the TFT and ASTFT. programs.


There are two fees that you must submit as apart of your application for registration:

  • enrollment fee;
  • pre-payment of annual dues.

Apply Online

Once you have collected all your documents, you can submit an application for admission.