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Katherine Evans-Smith MICFor

As well as demonstrating my continued commitment to the forestry industry, I believe that chartered status will be a strong foundation upon which to develop my career and build professional relationships based on trust and respect.

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Rebecca Heaton FICFor

Being a member means I have people I can talk to about issues I want to know more about. Through the commitment to continued professional development, the Institute encourages me to better myself by learning more about the industry as a whole.

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Robert Davies

Working towards becoming a Chartered Forester has enabled me to grow my forestry skills with confidence within a nurturing and supportive environment.

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Michael Cresswell MICFor

ICF Membership has provided me with the opportunity to learn from other professionals, to better understand the different pressures and opportunities within the wider industry.

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Tracy Clarke MICFor

Being chartered has enabled me to contribute to enhancing the overall status of the arboricultural profession, which is very important to me.

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The Institute of Chartered Foresters believes that professional roles should be performed by professional people. Joining a professional body demonstrates that you are serious about growing your career through professional development. It shows that you are committed to the integrity…

Route to Chartered Status There are two routes to gaining chartered status: Professional Membership Entry (PME) and Assessed Professional Competence (APC). PME is the standard route to obtaining chartered status and is available only to Associate members. APC is the…

Chartered status denotes your standing within the profession. Externally and internally within your organisation, chartered status gives you parity with other chartered professionals, many of whom you will encounter on a regular basis. Chartered status is an assurance for your…

CPD Requirements ICF professional members are required to undertake regular CPD in order to keep their skills up-to-date and remain relevant in a fast-moving sector. Find out more ICF Code of Conduct The Institute’s Code of Conduct is the foundation…

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