There are some regulated occupations within forestry that don’t require a university degree or college diploma. These fall under the FPBC associate registrant category and are detailed in FPBC Bylaw 6.
Accredited Timber Cruisers and Evaluators
Accredited Timber Cruisers (ATC) and Evaluators (ATE) are technical occupations in the FPBC associate registrant category. ATCs and ATEs may only engage in forestry activities related to the areas of timber inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply.
Silvicultural Accredited Surveyors
Silviculture Accredited Surveyors (SAS) is a technical occupation in the FPBC associate registrant category. SAS are generally involved in forestry activities related to silviculture surveys.
You can apply for an ATC designation if you have two years of cumulative timber cruising experience and an ATE designation if you have five years of timber cruising experience.
These two designations are for non-registrants, trainees, and special permit holders. After being awarded an ATC or ATE professional designation, non-registrants will be classified as FPBC associate registrants.
Benefits of Registration
Once you are an associate registrant and have an ATC or an ATE professional designation, you:
- are eligible to practise aspects of professional forestry in BC as stated on your Certificate of Accreditation;
- are a registrant of the largest forestry regulator in Canada;
- have access to association resources and services;
- are eligible to serve on FPBC committees, which the CEO determines are appropriate;
- are eligible to vote on matters of associate registrants and make award nominations;
- have the opportunity to comment on and provide input on various professional matters, including the direction of FPBC.
How Do I Apply?
To apply for an ATC or an ATE designation with FPBC, complete an ATC/ATE application (online application in development).