Membership Statistics

Monthly Membership Statistics

Monthly changes are published in BC Forest Professional magazine. These stats serve to keep members and the public informed about the names of new ABCFP members, members who have changed their status and of people who are no longer entitled to practice professional forestry in BC.

Annual Membership Statistics

Membership Totals1 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Registered Members

RPFs (active)

2993

2939

2916

2865

2815

RFTs2 (active)

1457

1416

1391

1363

1356

RPFs (retired)

314

344

370

399

401

RFTs (retired)

50

63

66

80

74

RPFs (life)

172

170

156

149

151

RFTs (life)

1

2

2

2

2
 

Enrolled Members

FITs2

233

235

252

276

295

FPs2

25

15

13

6

2

TFTs

96

120

147

159

180
 

Special Permits

Visiting Professional
Foresters

0

0

0

0

0

Transferring Professional
Foresters

2

0

0

0

0

Limited Licensees

9

8

7

7

6
 

Honourary Members

Honourary Members

18

17

17

18

18
 

Associate Members

Associate Members2, 5

122

128

131

138

145

 

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP3

5352

5326

5336

5333

5320

Leave of Absence4

244

217

200

205

188

1 The numbers shown here are as of November 30th each year.

2 These numbers include members who are in more than one category (e.g. RFT and FP) at the same time.

3 The totals record the actual number of persons and do not double count persons who are members of more than one category.

4 Members on leave of absence are reflected in the totals above.

5 This category includes all Associate Members: For 2015 - NRP (2), TNRPs (2), ATC (69), ATE (61) and SAS (4)