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Foresters plan, administer and direct programs related to managing forested lands and renewable resources.


College of Alberta Professional Foresters
200, 10544-106 St. NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5H 2X6

Call: 780-432-1177
Fax: 780-432-7046


Under the Regulated Forestry Profession Act [pdf] and the Registered Professional Foresters Regulation [pdf], you must be registered with the College of Alberta Professional Foresters (CAPF) to use protected titles reserved for regulated members. These titles include:

  • Registered Professional Forester
  • Registered Forester
  • Professional Forester
  • Forester-In-Training

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

What You Need

Registration requires:

  • An approved 4-year bachelor's degree in forestry, or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of suitable post-graduate work experience as a forester-in-training, or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the college's professional examination on Alberta forest policy and legislation

For detailed official information about registration requirements, contact the College of Alberta Professional Foresters (CAPF).

Working in Alberta

Foresters who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered foresters 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 Foresters (CAPF) 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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