- The OPFA retains all submitted document and keeps records for current and past members indefinitely.
- The OPFA will keep all documents, but will work with the applicant/member to return original documents where the applicant/member submits a written request and provides good reason for the request.
Alternatives to Registration Requirements
There are no alternatives to registration requirements at this time, however, the Registrar can work with the applicant if they are unable to meet the application documentation requirements. After undergoing the Credential Assessment Process, applicants who did not graduate from a CFAB accredited forestry program may continue to fulfill Full Membership requirements, or may alternately choose to meet Associate Membership requirements.
Registration Reconsideration and Appeals Processes
An applicant may request that the Registration Committee reconsider its decision. Any request for reconsideration must be received in writing by the OPFA within 60 days of the applicant being notified of the decision. If the applicant remains unsatisfied after the reconsideration, the applicant may appeal in writing to the Registration Appeal Committee within 30 days of the Registration Committee’s reconsideration decision.
For more detailed information refer to Article 11.36 of the By-laws or go the section Reconsideration and Appeal.
How long does the application process take?
The length of the application process varies by the category of membership being requested, and will vary for each applicant.
Changes to the Registration Process
You can view all recent changes to the Registration Process here. (please note this document is currently being updated for 2022 changes and will be provided soon)