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Professional Examination

NEXT PROFESSIONAL EXAM - Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Room: TBD

Wednesday, August 23rd at 5:00 p.m. - Online Information Session

Saturday, September 23rd – In person Study Session (Room: TBD)

 Wednesday, October 4th at 5:00 p.m. - Online Information Session



REGISTRATION: to register for the webinars and in-person session, CAPF members have to log into their Member Page and click on Register for upcoming Events.

CAPFT Members can register via: go to bottom left and click on Non-Member Event Registration.

To register for the Exam contact us at or 780-432-1962


The College is required to hold an annual professional exam. The exam is not intended to restrict membership or to prevent any member from joining the College as a Regulated Forest Professional Technologist, but is a forum for members to demonstrate their academic knowledge as a forestry practitioner. Members must write the professional exam within 12 months of being placed on the Conditional Register. Individuals transferring from professional organizations in other provinces are subject to write the Jurisprudence Exam.

The exam is comprised multiple areas to test members familiarity with legislation relevant to the practice of forestry. There are several mandatory questions that challenge members knowledge of the College By-laws, Membership requirements, the Continuing Competency Program, and the Code of Conduct. The remaining sections will test members knowledge of the regulatory legislation and approval processes required for activity on public land. 

The exam questions are not designed or based on any post secondary curriculum, as we are not testing your retention of the lessons attended in college. The exam is structured to provide a challenging opportunity for both generalists and specialists. If you are scheduled to write the exam in any given year you will be notified by the College of the scheduled date.

Jurisprudence Exam

CAPFT has recognized that the development of a Jurisprudence Exam is necessary.  The purpose of the Jurisprudence Exam is different from that of the Professional Exam.   Where the Professional Exam is delivered to provide for members to demonstrate their practical knowledge as a forest practitioner and advance to become a regulated professional (RPFT), the Jurisprudence Exam is only intended to provide for transferring professionals to demonstrate they are familiar with the legislation of the province they are transferring to.  Given that a transferring professional will have been regulated with another regulatory body, they have already demonstrated their technical knowledge and met the registration criteria through their home College. 

The Jurisprudence Exam is not intended to act as a barrier of entry, or to test a transferring professional’s technical knowledge of forestry but as a tool of due diligence for registration and licensing purposes.  The jurisprudence exam will be an operative tool in determining a transferring forest professional’s knowledge of the provincial legislation and professional organization under which they will be providing forestry services in the province of Alberta. 

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Preparing for your Exam

CAPFT and CAPF have a memorandum of understanding between the exam committee’s from both colleges to work together to jointly deliver a professional examination to members of both colleges.  A link to the Joint Professional Exam Committee (JPEC)’s exam policy and procedures is provided below.  Information sessions to help you prepare for you exam are offered prior to each exam writing and are open to members of either college. 

Exam Policy

For information please contact us at: 
CAPFT 780-432-1962 or  

CAPF 780-432 1177 or


Professional Competence Video- AAFMP  To see video click HERE


Professional Exam Information Session February 3rd, 2017

Professional Exam Information Session February 3rd, 2017 - Audio

Professional Exam Information February 25th, 2017 - Audio

Professional Exam Final Informtion Session April 7th,2017 - Audio

Forestry Commons

The material provided below will assist members in preparing for the Professional Exam.   The exam will test your knowledge of forestry-related legislation and policies.  The extensive list of reference material has been divided into two reading lists:

  • PRINCIPAL: this list contains all the forestry legislation and policies that ALL Forestry Professionals are expected to be knowledgeable about.  Exam questions will be drawn from the materials referenced on this list 
  • SUPPLEMENTAL: this list contains additional reference material that provides more details, background and/or supporting information.  You will want to be familiar with the reference materials that are related to your scope of practice.  These documents will not be directly tested on the Exam, but may provide some supporting information that will aid in the comprehension of Forestry-related legislation and policy and how forestry is managed in Alberta.

Lists last updated: April, 2016 Legislation and Policy Overview

Reading Lists:



Document Summaries:

In addition to the reading lists, summaries of each document have been developed.  These summaries highlight the purpose of each piece of legislation and policy and describe how they are relevant to forestry.  The materials on the principal reading list are included on the principal document summaries (and same for the supplemental).

Principal (DRAFT)

Supplemental (DRAFT)

Additional Reference Materials:

Below is our collection of additional reference materials which include recording of presentations at exam information sessions, documents that aren’t available anywhere else on the internet, and links to other recordings that we feel address the information all Alberta forestry professionals need to know.  These materials are arranged in the same categories as exam topics to facilitate your studying.  We are constantly updating these links and removing items that are no longer relevant. 

Links last updated: September 16, 2016

Professional Practice:

          Professional Competence Video - AAFMP - To see video click HERE

Principles and Policies Governing Professional Legislation in Alberta

Professional Regulation Summary Paper

Foresters and the Law of Professional Negligence

Professional Regulation of Forestry Practitioners (Doug Krystofiak, Spring 2015)

Profession of Forestry (Bob Anderson, Fall 2015)

Professional Liability (Greg Sims LLP, Spring 2016)

Professional Practice (Craig Rose, Spring 2017)

          Professionalism Video (Greg Sims, LLP) HERE

College Policies and Procedures:

Discipline Process Flow Charts

Professional Practice/Codes of Ethics and Duties (Michael Splinter, Spring 2015)

Complaint Resolution Process (Chris Luhtala, Spring 2015)

Complaint Resolution Process(Chris Luhtala, Spring 2017)

 Complaint Resolution Process - Audio (Chris Luhtala, Spring 2017)

Forestry Legislation Framework:

TMR Visual Representation

Forest Management Legislation (Ted Edwards, Spring 2015)

Forest Legislation Framework (Jeremy Bluetchen, Spring 2016)

Forest Legislation Framework (Jeremy Bluetchen, Spring 2017)

Forest Legislation Framework - Audio (Jeremy Bluetchen, Spring 2017)

Integrated Resource Management:

Integrated Resource Management System (Shereen Trenchard, Fall 2015)

Integrated Resource Management System (Tracy Price, Spring 2017)

Integrated Resource Management System - Audio (Tracy Price, Spring 2017)

Forest Tenure:

Overview of Forest Tenure

Crown Changes Related to Tenure

Forest Management Legislation and Tenure in Alberta (Ted Edwards, Spring 2015)

Forest Tenure  (Dave Sadowsky, Spring2016)

Forest Tenure (Vicky Bosse, Spring 2017)

Forest Tenure - Audio (Vicky Bosse, Spring 2017)

Forest Management Planning:

2006 Forest Management Planning Standard Workshop

Forest Management Planning (Janis Braze, Spring 2015)

Forest Management Planning (Brooke Martens, Fall 2015)

Forest Management Planning (Ryan Spooner, Spring 2017)

Forest Management Planning - Audio (Ryan Spooner, Spring 2017)

Timber Harvest Planning:

Operating Ground Rules (Darren Fearon, Spring 2015)

OGR Assessment Audio (Heath Schneider, Spring 2016)


Reforestation (Lee Martens, Spring 2015)

Reforestation  (Karalee Brenneis, Spring2016)

Wildfire Management:

Overview of Fire Control Agreements and Fire Control Plans

Wildfire Management (Stu Kelm, Spring 2015)

Wildfire Legislation (Olena Loskutova, Spring 2017)

Wildfire Legislation - Audio (Olena Loskutova, Spring 2017)


Forest Health:

Forest Health (Mike Undershultz, Fall 2015)

Fish and Wildlife Management:

Fish and Wildlife (Dave Stepnisky, Spring 2016)

Hydrology and Watershed Management:

Forest Watershed Values (Axel Anderson, Fall 2015)

Forest Watershed Values (Axel Anderson, Spring 2015)

Forest Watershed Values (Axel Anderson, Spring 2017)

Range Management

Land Use (Planning, Recreation, Range Management) (Murray Anderson, Spring 2015)

Range Management (Teresa Stokes, Spring 2016)

Land Use:

Land Use (Planning, Recreations, Industrial Land Use) (Murray Anderson, Spring 2015)

Land Use  - (Adrienne Maskalyk, Spring 2016)

Delegated Administrative Organizations:

Forest Resource Improvement Association (FRIAA) (Todd Nash, Spring 2015)

Forest Resource Improvement Association (FRIAA) (Daniel Chicoine, Spring 2017)

Forest Resource Improvement Association (FRIAA) - Audio (Daniel Chicoine, Spring 2017)