Become a Registered Forestry Professional

Download an RFP application form here.

Information for Applicants

Any Voting Member of the Institute of Foresters of Australia may apply for registration as a Registered Forestry Professional. Registrants are entitled to use the designation Registered Forestry Professional and the post-nominal RFP.

The Registered Forestry Professional scheme allows applicants to define and nominate the area/s of skills/expertise in which they seek recognition. Registrants each receive a Certificate identifying the approved area/s of skills/expertise.

Overview of requirements

Applications are invited from those who:

  1. Are eligible for membership of the IFA at Voting Member level
  2. Holds a suitable degree in forestry or related field
  3. Agree to abide by IFA Code of Ethics
  4. Have 5 years relevant professional experience which includes at least 2 years relevant experience in Australia
  5. Provide details sufficiently substantiating their recognition at one of the following recognised categories: General Practicing Forester; General Practising Forester with recognised skills; or Specialist in a particular subject. The last category recognises those who are not Foresters but who work in an area of forestry e.g.: ecology, fire, water catchment, research, academia, etc.
  6. Undertake (after approval) to complete at least 30 hours Continuing Professional Development each year
  7. Hold Professional Indemnity Insurance or where relevant, can provide a statement of cover or indemnity by employer (required only if employed and practicing in external consultancy).
  8. Program rules
  9. Download the detailed program rules for more information on eligibility criteria and CPD requirements for each RFP category.
All applications are assessed by the RFP Registration Committee.

Application fee

IFA members $33.00

Non-members $108.00

Annual Fee

IFA members $33.00

Non-members $108.00