Members with more than one Designation  

  • If you hold more than one ABCFP professional designation (e.g. RFT, ATE), then the application for change of status will apply to ALL of your ABCFP professional designations. 
  • If you are applying to only change one of your membership categories, then please contact the registration department before applying.

Self-Assessment Declaration

  • You must complete your self-assessment, including the Self-Assessment Evaluation form and Professional Development Plan before you start this application.  See the Self-Assessment page for details.
  • You will be asked to declare that you have completed the self-assessment in the application.
  • Exemptions: Enrolled members, retired and life members are exempt from this requirement.


  • You must include your current resume or CV with this application.   
  • Your resume must include a detailed description of your activities since you have been off the active membership roll.
  • Exemptions: If you have not been working in any capacity during this time, due to unemployment, maternity/paternity leave or medical leave, you are exempt from this requirement.


  • You must submit the reinstatement fee, annual membership fee, and any outstanding fees on your account with this application. 
  • Please see the Fees Required for Reinstatement page for details.  

Sign In to Complete the Application  

  • Reinstating from LOA, retired or life status
    • Your sign-in credentials remain the same. 
    • If you need to reset your password or username, use the links displayed on the sign-in page.
  • Reinstating from resignation or removal
    • Your sign-in credentials have been disabled. 
    • You must contact the registration department to activate your credentials before you apply.

Review/Approval Process

All COS requests must be formally approved by one of the following: Board of Examiners, Registrar and/or Council. 

COS requests are forwarded for review once a month, generally at the end of the month.  If your request is received after the monthly cut-off, it will be reviewed the following month.  You will receive an email once your request has been reviewed.  This process may take approximately 5-7 weeks.  Requests received in October and November for the new fiscal year are reviewed/approved in December.  

Please note that your membership status will not change until approval.


The information in this application is collected by the ABCFP under the authority of the Professional Governance Act and will be used to assess your application for membership. Should you have any questions, please contact the Manager of Registration at the address below.

Mail: Association of BC Forest Professionals
          602-1281 West Georgia St
          Vancouver, BC  V6E 3J7
Phone: 604.687.8027

Proceed to Apply

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