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Forest Technologist

Forest technologists perform many of the technical functions involved in the scientific management of forested areas.


College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists (CAPFT)
200, 10544-106 St. NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5H 2X6

Call: 780-432-1962
Fax: 780-432-4183


Under Alberta's Regulated Forestry Profession Act [pdf] and Registered Professional Forest Technologists Regulation [pdf], 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
  • Registered Forest Technologist
  • Professional Forest Technologist

Registration is mandatory if you meet identified competency requirements and intend to practise forestry on public lands.

What You Need

Registration as a registered professional forest technologist requires:

  • A forestry technology diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) or a recognized equivalent
  • Good character and reputation
  • Successful completion of a professional examination

For detailed official information about registration requirements, contact the College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists (CAPFT).

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 Alberta and the jurisdiction which the applicant originates have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists (CAPFT) website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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