If you wish to file a complaint about a Registered
Forester or someone representing themselves as a Registered Forester
you will need to send a letter to to the Board's address which
fully documents the complaint. The letter must be signed and
must be notarized.
NC Board of Registration for Foresters
PO Box 27393
Raleigh, NC 27611
Policy on Disciplinary Action
History : The Disciplinary Action policy was
first adopted on April 4, 2006.
Policy: In an effort to maintain a clear and
consistent policy when reviewing complaints, the Board has developed
four levels of action that it may take with respect to complaints
filed against a Registered Forester:
Pre-Disciplinary Action: Pre-disciplinary actions
will not be transmitted to other agencies or boards (i.e., it
will not be listed as “disciplinary action” when
applying for reciprocity).
- Letter of Concern: A letter to an individual identifying
inappropriate actions or omissions of the individual. The intent
is to encourage the individual to take corrective action. Letters
of Concern may also be issued when complaints with merit are
informally resolved or voluntarily withdrawn. Persons receiving
Letters of Concern will not be listed in newsletter, but the
general circumstances of the complaint may be used for educational
purposes in newsletter articles.
Disciplinary Action : When a complaint is filed and
sufficient question exists, the Board will conduct a disciplinary
hearing in accordance with Administrative Rules and applicable
General Statutes to determine whether the code of ethics was
violated. If a violation is determined, the appropriate action
could constitute any of the following:
- Probation. Probation is issued for a fixed time period
when an inadvertent violation of the code of ethics has occurred.
- Suspension of Registration. The registration is suspended
for a fixed time period for inadvertent gross negligence,
fraud, deceit or flagrant misconduct has occurred.
- Revocation of Registration. The registration of an RF is
revoked when flagrant and willful gross negligence, fraud,
deceit or flagrant misconduct has occurred.
All disciplinary actions by the Board will be published in
All communications with the Board and an RF are part of the
RF’s file (permanent record).
Adopted April 4, 2006