Bridge Training Program For Foresters


Bridge Training Program for Foresters
Improving access to training tools for professional foresters

Collaboratively administered by The Canadian Institute of Forestry, The University of Toronto and Haliburton Forest, and funded by the Ontario Government and the Ontario Professional Foresters Association, the Bridge Training Program will improve access to competency‐based training and assessment modules for elements of the 35 demonstrable competency requirements associated with the Canadian Federation of Professional Forestry Associations’ (CFPFA) 2008 Certification Standards for the Profession of Forestry in Canada. These competency requirements apply in Ontario and all other Canadian jurisdictions in which forestry is a regulated profession, except Quebec. This program will help Internationally Trained Foresters (ITF) and domestically trained foresters from non-accredited post-secondary institutions acquire the skills they need to practice professional forestry in Canada.


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Standard 1

Tree and Stand Dynamics:
Trees and stands are an important part of the landscape. Knowledge of tree and stand establishment forms the basis of how ecosystems function.
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Standard 2

Forest to Landscape, Structure, and Function
Canada’s forested ecosystems are diverse and complex. Knowledge of composition, structure and function is essential to describe current, and predict future conditions.
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Standard 5

Leadership Skills
Professional foresters must possess critical reasoning skills to analyze and communicate complex ideas clearly and to provide advice to a range of clients.
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Standard 7

Professionalism and Ethics
Professional foresters have integrity, are competent, independent and accountable for their actions and decisions.