ABCFP Membership Application

Read the information on this page in its entirety before you complete the application.

When you are ready to apply, scroll to the bottom right corner of this page and click the 'next' button. You'll be prompted to create an account or sign in.

Confirm eligibility

You need meet the eligibility requirements before you apply for membership. Review the 'Routes of Entry' section of the applicable 'Become a Member' page of our website to confirm if you are eligible.  

 Become a Member

Enrolment Program 


Registered Professional Forester

Forester in Training  or  Allied Science Forester in Training

Registered Forest Technologist 

Trainee Forest Technologist  or  Allied Science Trainee Forest Technologist

Natural Resource Professional

Trainee Natural Resource Professional

Application checklist

You will need to prepare the following before you begin this application:

Official Transcripts

You must have your post-secondary transcripts mailed directly from the issuing institution to the ABCFP.  Be prepared to enter the date you requested your transcripts in the application form. A transcript* or letter is ONLY accepted if it is:

  1. An original document issued by the relevant academic institution in a sealed envelope.
    Transcripts must be mailed directly to the ABCFP by the issuing academic institution.  If you attended an academic institution outside Canada, you may also be required to submit a comprehensive evaluation of your transcripts. Please contact the registration department for further guidance in this regard before continuing with this application.
  2.  States that your degree or diploma has been granted. 
    If you are a recent graduate, check with the institution to determine whether your diploma/degree granted will be listed on the transcripts.  Typically this takes place after convocation or after you formally apply for graduation.  If they are not yet available, ask the institution to send a direct email to confirming completion of your diploma/degree requirements so we can proceed with your application.  Once the official transcripts are available with this information, you must have the institution mail them directly to the ABCFP.
Transcripts should be mailed to:

Registration Dept.
Assn. of BC Forest Professionals
602 - 1281 W. Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC  V6E 3J7

Tip: To minimize delays in the processing of your application, request your transcripts immediately.  It can take 3-4 weeks to receive them.  If they are received before your application is submitted, we will keep them on file for six  months.

Note: Due to COVID-19, some institutions may not be able to provide an official copy of your transcripts at this time. If you have a copy available which indicates the diploma/degree was granted, please scan and email the transcripts to Please be sure to scan both sides of the pages. We’ll review them to determine if they can be temporarily accepted at this time. Also ask the institution to email a confirmation of completion. It should include your name, name of the school, name of the diploma/degree awarded, and the year it was granted. Transcripts, mailed to us directly by the issuing institution, will still be required once they are available.

Resume or Work History

Be prepared to upload a current resume which includes all of your forestry related work and volunteer experience. If you do not have a resume, please use our work history form.

Sponsor and Articling Agreement

You must find a sponsor before you start completing this membership application. For information on who can be a sponsor and/or how to find a sponsor, please read the 'Articling Requirements' section of the applicable 'Become a Member' page of our website. You must also read the 'Articling Procedures,' which outline the articling requirements, roles, and responsibilities of you and your sponsor. Be prepared to provide the name of your sponsor and complete the articling agreement.


Be prepared to pay the required fees. There are two fees that must be submitted at the time of application. Read the membership application fees procedures for specific details and information on refund procedures.





Enrolment Fee

$1050 (GST included)

Must be submitted in full at the time of application.
A monthly payment plan  is available if required.

Processed when you apply for membership.

Annual Membership Fee

See fee schedule for applicable amount.
Fees are abated through the year. 

Must be submitted in full at the time of application.

Processed after your application is approved by council.


Application Approval Process

See the application process chart for an overview of the application approval process. We'll send you an email once your application has been reviewed. 


Contact the registration department at or 604.331.2327.  

Note: The information in this application is collected by the ABCFP under the authority of the Professional Governance Act and ABCFP Bylaws and will be used to assess your application for membership. Should you have any questions, please contact the registration manager.

Association of BC Forest Professionals
602-1281 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC  V6E 3J7
Phone: 604.331.2329