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Forest Technologist

Forest technologists perform many of the technical functions involved in the management of forested areas including forest management, land use and fire management.


College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists
200, 10544 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T5H 2X6
Phone number: 780-432-1962
Fax number: 780-432-4183


Under Alberta's Regulated Forestry Profession Act and Registered Professional Forest Technologists Regulation, you must be registered with the College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists (CAPFT)  to use the protected titles reserved for regulated members: Registered Professional Forest Technologist or Forest Technologist-In-Training. Registration is mandatory if you meet identified competency requirements and intend to practice forestry on public lands.

What You Need

Registration as a Registered Professional Forest Technologist requires: (1) a Forestry Technology Diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology or a recognized equivalent, (2) good character and reputation, (3) two years of suitable post graduate forestry work experience, and (4) successful completion of a professional examination. For official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the website below or contact the College.

Working in Alberta

Forest technologists who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered forest technologists in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

To find more information on the certification process for internationally educated forest technologists, see Forest Technologist Registration Process on the website.

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