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Forest professionals are regulated professions in all but two Canadian provinces (Manitoba and Prince Edward Island).  As the umbrella group of the provincial regulators of professional forest practice, Forest Professional Regulators of Canada (FPRC) has developed programs and services to develop and deliver common practices across Canada. 

To be considered for registration as a forest professional in Canada, an applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have graduated from a two or four-year, science-based baccalaureate degree program, or equivalent,

  • Can demonstrate they meet the competencies of the current Certification Standards, and

  • Can demonstrate a commitment to professionalism.

FPRC's programs and associated assessment services provide a transparent, consistent and impartial basis for regulatory bodies across Canada to assess and verify an applicant’s knowledge, skills and competencies for formal recognition as a registered forest professional.

A common harmonized set of competency-based academic and work experience standards that are applied in two separate ways – for certification and for accreditation. 

Accreditation of Canadian forestry programs as a service to member agencies. This process ensures that accredited programs meet or exceed common educational standards acceptable for forest professional certification in Canada.

Assessments of applicants for professional practice are compared to a common set of competency-based academic and work experience requirements that all applicants must meet in order to become registered.

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