21 NCAC 20 .0103             QUALIFICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION

(a)  An application may be obtained from the Secretary of the Board.

(b)  An applicant shall submit an application to the Secretary which shall include:

(1)           Legible official college transcripts, if applicable;

(2)           Five references as required in Rule .0105 of this Section;

(3)           Proof of professional work experience in forestry; and

(4)           Payment of application fee as set out in Rule .0107 of this Section.

(c)  For purposes of G.S. 89B-9(a)(1) a forestry curriculum is a curriculum that satisfies the Education Requirements used by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) to become a Certified Forester.

(d)  An applicant who holds a forestry degree from a university outside of the United States may qualify for registration if he/she provides verification to the Board which demonstrates that the degree is equivalent to SAF accreditation standards.

(e)  The Board may issue a forester-in-training certificate to an applicant who has completed the education requirement in G.S. 89B-9(a)(1).  The certificate is valid for 4 years.  The time period shall be extended by the Board in case of hardship beyond the control of the applicant.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 89B-6; 89B-9;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1989; February 1, 1985;

Temporary Amendment Eff. March 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2010; August 1, 2000.