As per the Foresters Act (2011), only members admitted to the association, may be professionally recognized as a Registered Professional Forester, and use the associated title or abbreviations in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

To apply for membership with the Association of Registered Professional Foresters of Newfoundland and Labrador, you must:

If you meet the above criteria, please click the following link to access our Application for Membership.


Foreign-trained applicants and graduates from non-accredited programs, wishing to practice forestry in Canada should visit the Canadian Federation of Professional Foresters Associations website to learn more about the credential assessment application process.

Canadian Institute of Forestry – NL Section

In Newfoundland and Labrador, RPFNL has enjoyed a long and valued relationship with the Canadian Institute of Forestry. Although it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that RPFNL Members be members of the CIF.  For information on becoming a member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, please visit the CIF website:


Membership Application Deadline

Members are admitted into the Association on a yearly basis.  Deadline for application submission is March 31.  Competency exams are written in May of each year, and results are posted in July.

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