Undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of lifelong learning is essential to being a professional. Creation of a competent, innovative, forward-looking profession as well as the individual is attained by proactive and targeted learning.
ICF was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1982. Its objectives have always been: the maintenance and improvement of the standards of practice and understanding of all aspects of forestry and arboriculture, the protection of the public interest and the promotion of the professional status of Foresters and Arboriculturists in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
All members of the Institute are required to uphold the integrity and reputation of the profession of forestry and arboriculture and to safeguard the public interest in matters of safety and health and otherwise. The ICF Code of Conduct is composed of 6 key standards.
To be listed in the ICF Directory of Consultants you must be a chartered member of the Institute, holding either the MICFor or FICFor title. A full list of eligibility criteria is available in this application pack.