To be a member, one must:

  • actively offer professional consulting forestry services to the public for a fee or retainer,
  • possess a four-year degree in forestry, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university,
  • have five years of experience in the field of forest management,
  • be approved for acceptance by a simple majority of the regular membership, and
  • abide by a voluntary code of ethics.