2008 Certification Standards
Standards currently used in the Credential Assessment Program (CAP) for applicants as a professional forester (four-year baccalaureate degree program.
Forest to Landscape, Structure and Function: Canada’s forested ecosystems are diverse and complex systems arising out of the interaction between living and nonliving components over time. Knowledge of composition, structure and function of forested ecosystems at scales ranging from aggregates of stands to landscapes is essential to describe and valuate current conditions, predict the effects of environmental change, and practice conservation and management.
Professionalism and Ethics: Professional foresters have integrity and are competent, independent and accountable for their actions and decisions. They maintain professional standards and conduct based on ethical principles including life-long learning and continuing competency requirements.