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How to Apply

There are several ways to enter the College.  This page will help to define the registration steps for your route of entry.  You may be entering as a:

  • a new member,
  • transferring from out of province,
  • a student member who has now graduated and wishes to proceed with becoming an active member,
  • from outside of Canada, or

  • a returning member

 

If you are a new member

1) Complete your online application form.  Make sure all of the mandatory information is filled in and that contact information such as mailing address', email address', telephone numbers and employment information is all up to date.  Please ensure that you use a primary long term email address as this is the College's main form of communication.

2) Submit all of your supporting documents to the Registrar. You may email these documents to registrar@capft.ca or mail them to Suite 200, 10544 - 106th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 2X6. Please be sure to include:

  • Resume with work experience; include specific work experience dates (Ex: April 7th 2011 - August 28th, 2011)
  • Copy of your diploma
  • 3 professional references  Professional Reference Form
  • If you have previous work experience that needs to be verified by the Registrar, please include names and contact information of supervisors from each position.

3) Ensure that you have completed your online Annual Declaration.  To view your declaration, you may use your personal log in name and password to access the Members Section of the website. 

4) Submit your application fee of $125.00.  This can be performed online at capft.ca, or by contacting the CAPFT office.

5) Your application will undergo review.  The College will contact you to notify you that your application has been received, and inform you if any information is required.

Following the review of your application, the College will contact you to notify you of the result.  You will then be invoiced for your membership dues.  You will be registered as an active member once all submissions and dues have been received.

 

If you are transferring from another province

Under the Provincial Labour Mobility Agreement forest professionals registered with their provincial regulatory bodies may transfer to another provincial regulatory body.  Each provincial regulatory body will accept the transferring forest professional without barriers to enter. 

1) Contact the CAPFT office, and the office of your respective forestry regulatory body to obtain relevant information regarding an interprovincial transfer.

2) Use the online application form to submit all of your information with the College.  Please include all contact information such as email address', telephone numbers' mailing address' and employment information. 

Complete the new member application process to submit the relevant information.  The College will ask you to input  your information into their register. Submit any documents to the Registrar, complete your online declaration and submit your application fee.

The College will contact you to notify you that your application has been received, and inform you if any information is required.

3) Determine how you will be transferred.

4) Submit a request to the registrar of your regulatory organization to provide written confirmation to the registrar of CAPFT that you are an active member in good standing with your organization.  

5) Your application will undergo review under the transferring professional process.  

Following the review of your application, the College will contact you to notify you of the result.  You will then be invoiced for your membership dues.  You will be registered as an active member once all submissions and dues have been received.

6) Write jurisprudence exam.

 

If you are a student member who has now graduated and is practicing forestry

If you registered for membership while you were enrolled in your post-secondary forestry program you have registered as a non-practicing student.  Now that you have graduated, and are in the work force, you will need to contact the college to become registered as an active member. 

1) Contact the College to inform that you have graduated, and are either seeking employment, or have entered the work force. 

2) Update your member information online.  An online account was created when you registered as a student and the information will now need to be updated.  Please log in to update:

  • Your contact information,address and email
  • Input your employment information
  • Input your education information now that you have graduated
  • Ensure that your online annual declaration is complete

**If you registered with your college/university email address, please be sure to update this information with a primary email address that is NOT  your college/university email. 

3) Submit the supporting documents to the College:

    • An updated resume
    • A copy of your Diploma, and
    • Your 3 professional references

  4) Your membership will be reviewed.  The College will contact you to notify you that your information has been received, and inform you if any information is required.

Following the review of your membership, the College will contact you to notify you of your membership status.  You will then be invoiced for your membership dues.  You will be registered as an active member once all submissions and dues have been received.

 

If you are transferring from outside of Canada

Contact the CAPFT Registrar to obtain transfer information.  An Accademic Qualifications Assessment will be required.  An assessment fee of $200 will apply. You will apply to the College as a new member submitting all required documents and fees.  If your documents are in a language other than English, an authenticated translation will be required.

Once an assessment is completed, it will be determined if you are eligible to enter the College as a regulated member, or a non-regulated member. 

The College will contact you to notify you if any additional inforamtion is required, and of impending results. 

Once a member, the regulations, bylaws, policies and ethics of the College and province will apply.  

 

If you are a returning member

1) Contact the Registrar of the College to notify that you wish to re-instate your membership. 

2) If you had retired or resigned from the College,

  • Update all of your personal, contact, and employment information in the online register
  • Complete your declaration
  • Submit your annual dues

    If you have been cancelled from the College,

  • Update all of your personal, contact, and employment information in the online register
  • Complete your declaration
  • Submit your annual dues
  • Submit your re-instatement fee

A cancelled member may be subject to the application process.

3) If you are an RPFT who has been resigned/retired/cancelled for greater than 3 years, you will be subject to writing/ re-writing of the provincial exam.