As required by the rules, examinations are given twice each year. The next examinations are scheduled on:
Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Pitt County Agricultural Center, Greenville, NC. The Level 1 Examination begins at 9:30 am, and the Level 2 examination begins at 12:30 pm.
Friday, September 10, 2013 at the Burke County Agricultural Center, Morganton, NC. The Level 1 Examination begins at 9:30 am, and the Level 2 examination begins at 12:30 pm.
APPLICATION TO SIT FOR THE REGISTERED FORESTER EXAM This application is only valid for the Registered Forester exam. To apply for registration you must also submit an application to be registered, an employment verification and references.How to apply
Individuals with active applications on file with the Board will be notified by mail before each examination.
To be eligible to take any examination, you must send an application, official college transcript (if applicable), and the application fee to the Registration Board at least ten days prior to attempting an examination. Individuals with active applications on file will be notified by mail at least 30 days before each examination. Applications are available on this web site or from NCBRF Executive Director Sara Koch at 919-847-5441 or email@example.com.
Two types of examinations are given as part of the registration process. People seeking registration without a Bachelorís or higher forestry degree from an SAF-accredited forestry curriculum must pass the Level 1 Examination. People with a Bachelorís or higher degree from an SAF-accredited forestry curriculum must pass the Level 2 Examination. A score of 70 percent or higher is required to pass either examination.
The Level 1 Examination contains three parts, each lasting two hours. The first part is closed-book, and the remaining two parts are open-book. Rest breaks are given between each part. The Level 2 Examination contains two parts, each lasting two hours with a rest break between parts. The Level 2 examination is open-book. The range of questions on both examinations is broad and comprehensive. They include material covered in forestry and forestry-related courses, including but not limited to mensuration, management, silviculture, dendrology, silvics, physiology, genetics, soils, economics, entomology, pathology, fire, policy and aerial photography.
Following general policy, the Board does not offer study sessions, practice examinations, or recommendations of references for the open-book portions of the examination, but sample
examination questions are available. The samples provided are reasonably representative of some of the questions found on the Registration Examination. Most questions were asked previously on the Level 1 or Level 2 Examination. The questions are intended as examples, not an exhaustive study guide.
Detailed information about the Level 1 Examination.
Detailed information about the Level 2 Examination.
The Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program at N. C. State University offers examination review sessions.
Examination review sessions are periodically offered by the Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program (FEOP) at North Carolina State University. Content of the sessions was developed in cooperation with the NC Forest Service, the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University, and NC State University Cooperative Extension Service in Forestry. Limited guidance for the sessions was also provided by the North Carolina Board of Registration for Foresters. FEOP charges a registration fee for the sessions.
For more information contact the Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program, Campus Box 8008, Raleigh, NC 27695-8008; phone: (919) 515-9563, fax: (919) 515-6883