graduates from accredited programs

The Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board (CFAB) was established by the CFPFA in 1989.  It is an arms-length agent of the CFPFA that, using the Accreditation Standards, is mandated to assess, and accredit as appropriate, Canadian forestry programs at the baccalaureate level or higher. The process ensures that accredited programs meet or exceed common educational standards acceptable for professional forester registration in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The CFAB does not accredit institutions; nor does it evaluate programs at the international level.


Graduation from a university program that is accredited by the CFAB facilitates certification of applicants.  Provincial regulatory bodies may impose additional academic requirements that are regionally unique, e.g., provincial forest policy, and generally do require a period of work experience that is not acquired as part of an accredited program education.