State of Arkansas Board of Registration for Foresters
 

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The Arkansas State Board of Registration for Foresters has several different options for becoming a registered forester! As set out in Ark. Code Ann. 17-31-302, qualified applicants must meet one of the following educational requirements.

  • A bachelor's or advanced degree in forestry from a college or university program accredited by S.A.F.
  • A bachelor's or advanced degree in forestry from a college or university program not accredited by the S.A.F. PLUS subsequent to graduation three (3) years or more experience in forestry work of a nature satisfactory to the Board
  • A bachelor's degree in natural resources-related field from a college or university program, including, but not limited to, wildlife management, with at least twenty (20) semester hours of forestry courses approved by the board and subsequent to graduation, three (3) years or more experience in forestry work of a nature satisfactory to the Board
  • A bachelor's degree not related to natural resources from a college or university program and subsequent to graduation six (6) years or more experience in forestry work of a nature satisfactory to the Board
  • A two year associates degree in forestry from a community college or junior college and subsequent to graduation six (6) years or more experience in forestry work of a nature satisfactory to the Board

NEW LICENSES: Individuals meeting the criteria above are welcome to submit an application and take the RF exam.

RECIPROCITY: Arkansas offers reciprocity on a case by case basis. To obtain a reciprocal license, as set out in Ark. Code Ann. 17-31-308, you must meet at least one of the educational requirements listed above AND have successfully passed an RF exam (>70%) in a reciprocating state (currently Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, or North Carolina) AND currently hold a valid RF license in good standing in the reciprocating state in which you passed the exam. Reciprocal licenses are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Applications can be found online (www.arkansas.gov/abof) or by contacting the Board's office.

On the application you will be asked to list five references. These should be people who know your character, ability, reputation, and professional attainments. You will need to provide each of these individuals with a reference form (found online or by calling our office). According to Ark. Code Ann. 17-31-303, at least three (3) of your references must be registered foresters who have personal or professional knowledge of your forestry experience or your character and ability.

References should mail the completed form directly to the Board of Registration for Foresters.

Ensure your application is complete, review the Code of Ethics in the application and have your application notarized.

Enclose the application fee ($40) and mail your completed application with check/money order to:

ARKANSAS BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR FORESTERS
1 NATURAL RESOURCE DRIVE
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72205

Request a copy of your official college transcript to be mailed to the Board's office.

Applicants needing to take the exam should review the list of suggested reading materials available on our website (www.arkansas.gov/abof). Exams are administered at least twice a year.

If you have additional questions, you may call the office at (501) 680-0013.

 

 

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