Finding a Sponsor

Finding a Sponsor

As an enrolled member, you must have a sponsor during your articling period. Among other things, your sponsor agrees to oversee your growth and development as you work towards becoming a registered forest professional.

How Do I Find a Sponsor?

  • Get recommendations or suggestions from friends and colleagues.
  • Network within your community. Who do you look up to? Who are you comfortable with?
  • Use the public version of the member directory to identify individuals who live or work within your area.
  • Contact the registration department for assistance. Email us a copy of your resume which can be shared and provide details on the geographic area that you are looking in. We will check our list to see if a volunteer is available in your desired area.

Who Can Be a Sponsor?

  • If you are looking for the FIT or ASFIT program, your sponsor must be an active or retired RPF in good standing.
  • Your sponsor can be your supervisor, a co-worker, an employer or someone else in the community.

Who Cannot Be a Sponsor?

  • A sponsor cannot be related by blood or marriage.
  • An enrolled member cannot be in a position of authority over the sponsor.

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