Welcome to The Registered Professional Foresters Association of Nova Scotia
The Registered Professional Foresters Association of Nova Scotia (RPFANS) is a non-profit association for professional foresters who are dedicated to ethical professional conduct,accountability and maintenance of competency through continued forestry education, to improve the holistic management of the forest resources in the Province of Nova Scotia, and to ensure the public of the proficiency of Registered Professional Foresters. Membership is not restricted to only those who have graduated from an accredited Bachelor of Science in Forestry Program; however, all members must demonstrate that they have obtained the equivalent qualifications which may be found in the Certification Standards for the Practice of Professional Forestry in Canada.
For the benefit of the public, only those members who have demonstrated competence in the profession; agree to be bound by the code of ethics; and participate in the continuing education program are allowed to use the title, Registered Professional Forester, R.P.F.or similar abbreviations.
The Registered Professional Foresters Association of Nova Scotia (RPFANS) was formed by the passage of Bill 11 on November 23, 1999 by the Legislature of Nova Scotia, and was proclaimed into law on February 1, 2001.