The Forest Professional Regulators of Canada (FPRC) is an advisory group composed of representatives of forest professional regulatory organizations across Canada and the Canadian Institute of Forestry, which represents those jurisdictions in which forestry is not a regulated profession.


FPRC's mission is to provide coordination of programs and services enabling transparent, impartial and procedurally fair registration practices of forest professionals by regulators in Canada.


FPRC's purpose is to promote consistency in the regulation of forest professionals in Canada, coordinate and communicate issues that affect the regulation of forest professionals, enable movement for forest professionals between jurisdictions, define standards for entry to practice, accredit forest professional post-secondary programs and conduct credential assessments.



The accreditation process reviews post-secondary forestry programs against defined educational standards for certification. This enables graduates to apply for registration as a forest professional in Canada.

Credential Assessments

The Credential Assessment Process (CAP) assesses applicants for registration as a forest professional against a common set of competency-based academic and work experience requirements.


“Canadian Federation of Professional Foresters Association changes its name and expands services.

As part of a recent planning session, CFPFA made two major changes. The first was a change of name. The advisory group will now be known as the Forest Professional Regulators of Canada/

Organismes de réglementation des forestiers professionnels du Canada. FPRC/ORFPC has also chosen to expand its service base to include forest technologists. 

This was a practical change as forest technologists were not previously represented at a national level and are regulated by a number of the provincial regulators that are already members of FPRC/ORFPC. 

Initiatives are already in place to expand currently programming to include the registration of professional forest technologists with provincial regulators in a manner that is transparent, objective, impartial and procedurally fair. 

Contact Us

If you require more information on the credential assessment process, contact the regulator in the province you will be working in. If you have questions on other FPRC programs or issues, please submit your inquiry below.

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