(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.