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ICF sees record number of chartered promotions

Steve McCartney FICFor

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is delighted to announce another record number of applicants promoted to Professional Member status. Following a bumper year of applicants presenting for Professional Membership Entry (PME) and Assessed Professional Competence (APC), we welcome and congratulate 52 new Professional Members.

Steve McCartney FICFor, Chair of ICF’s Examinations Board, said:

“On behalf of the Examinations Board and Council, I’m delighted to congratulate the 52 newly-Chartered Members on their success. Not only is this the highest-ever number of promotions, it is also a result of the assessors processing a record number of submissions – 64 in total – that is a reflection of the high esteem in which chartered status is held throughout the industry. I look forward to an even greater number of applications next year that could see this exponential growth continue.”

Andrew Fisher MICFor, Tilhill Forestry, and Amelia Williams MICFor, Test Valley Borough Council, showed an exceptional wealth of knowledge and passed with Distinction. They will be presented with an Award of Excellence at the Institute’s forthcoming flagship National Conference dinner, which will take place on 10 April 2019, in Oxford.

Tom Jenkins FICFor, Moderator of ICF’s Examinations Board, congratulated the successful applicants on their success:

“This year saw record numbers of Associate members applying for Professional membership.  What was particularly pleasing to see was the diversity of applicants, not least the increased proportion of aspiring female professionals.  From my involvement in this year’s assessment process, it was evident that the vast majority of applicants have an unambiguous commitment to increased professionalism.  As a result, from January 1st next year there will be many more inspirational and talented early-career chartered forestry and arboricultural professionals across the UK, and I am confident that the future of our Institute (and our sector) is very bright.”

All new Professional Members of the Institute will now be permitted to use the title Chartered Forester or Chartered Arboriculturist, and the letters MICFor after their names.


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