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Practising Forestry   >   Becoming a Professional Forester

Becoming a Professional Forester

Take your passion for the natural environment, the outdoors and forests to the next level

If you are someone who has a passion for the natural environment, the outdoors, and Ontario’s forests, consider a career as a Registered Professional Forester. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities in Ontario’s forest sector that involve being indoors as well, if bugs and wide open spaces aren’t your thing. The most straightforward way to become an R.P.F. is to complete an accredited post-secondary university forestry program. If you have not graduated from an accredited Canadian forestry program but have a relevant degree or diploma you can still apply, but you will have to go through a competency assessment process to have your training and experience evaluated. Find out more in the Application Process & Forms section linked below.