Although fully harmonized, there is a separate set of standards for certification and accreditation. The former applies to individual applicants for registration and the latter is used to assess post-secondary programs for accreditation purposes.
Each set of standards is comprised of seven standards or subject areas. Each standard details the demonstrable competency requirements and elements arranged in a progression of understanding for the given standard.
Demonstrable competencies are described and assessed at the level of competence and experience expected of a new graduate of an accredited forestry program.