Timber Cruiser

  • One of two associate member subgroups.
  • Includes Accredited Timber Cruisers (ATCs) and Accredited Timber Evaluators (ATEs) and have been accredited either through the ASTTBC or the ABCFP.
  • Provide the best estimate of volume, quality, species composition and value of the timber resource.
What are ATCs and ATEs? Route of Entry Admissions
Reclassification Timber Cruiser's Log Exam

What are ATCs and ATEs?

What are ATCs?

ATCs are Timber Cruisers whose job is to provide the best estimate of volume, quality, species composition and value of the timber resource. They have a minimum of two years field experience and competencies and are responsible for recording, supervising and instructing subordinates, with minimum supervision. An ATC is a person who has met the required competencies for certification and who practices at the required level established by the association.

ATC Limitation on Practice: Engaging in the measurement of forests for the specific use of timber inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply.

 

What are ATEs?

Like an ATC, ATEs are Timber Cruisers whose job is to provide the best estimate of volume, quality, species composition and value of the timber resource. They have a senior or supervisory role with a minimum of five years experience and competencies and are responsible for organizing, training, quality assurance and reporting of results. An ATE is a person who has met the required competencies for certification and who practices at the required level established by the association.

ATE Limitation on Practice: (a) Planning, advising, directing, approving methods for, engaging in and reporting on the measurement of forests for the specific use of timber inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply; (b) Auditing, examining and verifying forest measurements for the specific use of timber inventory, timber valuation, appraisal and timber supply.

 

Questions?

Please contact the registration department.

Route of Entry

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least two years of field experience in a certified specialization.This route of entry is a voluntary membership designed to allow individuals who are certified to engage in aspects of the practice of professional forestry to the extent consistent with their education, training and experience.

Ready to Apply?

Timber Cruiser's Log

To become an ATC or ATE you must demonstrate your competency as a timber cruiser. This requires completion of each level of the Timber Cruiser's Log and any other criteria as set by the board.

Download your copy of the Timber Cruiser's Log 2017 edition (591 KB PDF).

Admissions

  1. Determine if you are eligible to apply for membership (see Route of Entry heading).
  2. Complete ATC/ATE Application Package* (which includes Ethics Exam) and the Timber Cruiser's Log and submit them and any other required documents and membership fees.
  3. The registration department will review your application package for completeness and correctness and mark your ethics exam. You will be contacted if your application is incomplete or if an ethics exam re-write is necessary (Note: your application will be placed on hold until you pass the ethics exam.).
  4. Once these requirements have been met, the Forest Measurements Board (FMB) will arrange for you to write the Accredited Timber Cruiser/Evaluator Technical Exam.
  5. After passing the technical exam, the FMB will review the application package and make the final determination on whether you can be accepted as an ATC or ATE.
  6. The FMB's recommendation to accept you will be submitted to the Board of Examiners (BoE) and then the ACBFP council for approval.
  7. Upon council approval, we will inform you of your new associate membership status.

Once accepted into the ABCFP as an ATC orATE, you will have similar rights and obligations as registered members. You must conform to the requirements outlined in the Foresters Act, resolutions of council, bylaws, and policies and procedures published by council from time-to-time.

Questions?

Please refer to the Forest Measurements Board (FMB) Policies and Timber Cruiser Information Package or contact the registration department.

*Fillable PDF. If you are unable to open this file, please right-click the link and save the PDF to your computer and then open from your computer.

Reclassification

Use the Timber Cruiser/Evaluator Application for Reclassification to apply for a change from one timber cruising classification to another.

For Example:

  1. Accredited Timber Cruiser (ATC) to Accredited Timber Evaluator (ATE)
  2. ATC (Coast) or ATC (Interior) to ATC (Provincial)

Accredited Timber Cruiser/Evaluator Technical Exam

Once your application is approved and you pass the ethics exam (contained within the application package), The Forest Measurements Board (FMB) will arrange for you to write the Accredited Timber Cruiser/Evaluator technical exam under the supervision of an invigilator.

Please review the Accredited Timber Cruiser/Evaluator Exam Process and the Accredited Timber Cruiser/Evaluator Exam Study Guide for assistance on writing and pass this exam.

Questions?

Please contact the registration department.