The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) has created a new registrant sub-category for non-practising registrants who do not want to apply for a Leave of Absence: Standing Non-Practising.
Registrants eligible for this category are RPFs or RFTs who are still actively working but not engaged in the practice of professional forestry and want to continue to maintain a professional designation.
Standing non-practising status excludes the registrant from CPD requirements, practice, and conduct audits. Registration fees are the same as those for RPFs and RFTs with full practice rights.
For detailed information on other change of status options, including eligibility requirements, refer to the Status & Name Changes page on the ABCFP website.
Once your complete application for non-practising status and payment have been received, your application will be reviewed by staff for eligibility. If you are found to be eligible for non-practising status, your request will be forwarded to the registrar and/or Credentials Committee for approval.
If you are ineligible for standing non-practising status, or we require more information, we will email you directly.
Note that incomplete applications will not be processed. Applications completed or received between December 1 and January 31 will be assessed an administrative late fee.
An application is considered incomplete if there is any missing information and/or if the required fees are not submitted with your application (as per Bylaw 5-15(2)).