Forester

Forester is a natural person duly registered with the Board as a forester who (1) is duly qualified and exempt form taking the board examination; or (2) who passed the Forestry Board Examination. He/she offers to perform or performs for another whether for profit or not, any of the following services: the scientific conservation and management of forests for the continuous and judicious utilization of forests and forest products; including services in the form of forestry consultation, investigation, planning, preparation, and implementation of management plans for forest and national park areas and the determination of the suitability of public forest land for pasture or agricultural land; logging, forest reconnaissance and timber estimate; scaling and grading of logs and lumber; identification of woods and other forestry products; administration, management and supervision of forest plantation and tree farm leases within public forests; protection and conservation of game and wildlife; preparation and implementation of reforestation and afforestation plans; supervision of any forestry activity requiring the application of forestry principles; and such other activities as related to forest protection, silviculture, and maintenance or restoration of necessary ecological balance. Persons who have had at least three years practical experience in the field or who have completed at least two years of the Forestry Course may be employed to perform the foregoing services under the supervision of a forester who shall be responsible for the satisfactory completion of their work.

Board is the Professional Regulatory Board of Foresters in the Philippines which was created in accordance to The Forestry Profession Law.

Except as provided in Section 16 of Republic Act No. 6239, a technical examination is required to be undergone by all applicants for registration for the practice of forestry.

Applicants for foresters board examination shall, prior to the date of the examination, establish to the satisfaction of the Board:
a. He/she is at least twenty-one years of age.
b. He/she is a citizen of the Philippines.
c. He/she is of good reputation and good moral character.
d. He/she is a graduate of a four-year course in forestry or its equivalent from an educational institution in the Philippines or abroad.

Scope of Forester Board Examination

The subjects and methods of board exam shall be prescribed by the Board of Foresters.

Oath of Profession

All successful examinees and those qualified under Section 16 of R.A. 6239 shall be required to take a professional oath before the board or any government official authorized by PRC to administer oaths, before entering the practice of forestry.

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