Become a compliance inspector
How to become a certified forest compliance inspector.
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About compliance inspectors
Compliance inspectors play a key role in ensuring the sustainability of Ontario’s Crown forest.
Their main focus is to ensure that:
- forest operations conducted on Crown land conform to government standards, guidelines and rules
- action is taken to correct negative impacts to the forest when they occur
Compliance inspectors inspect forest operations and submit reports to the ministry on road-building and water crossings, harvesting, renewal and tending activities.
Who is eligible
You can become a certified forest operations compliance inspector if you have any of the following:
- a background and interest in forestry
- experience working in the industry or with the ministry
- a nomination from your employer because you need to perform forest compliance inspections as part of your job
Candidates must successfully complete the Forest Operations Compliance Inspector Certification Program.
About the program
The Forest Operations Compliance Inspector Certification Program is a self-directed program that combines theory with field work.
- work with a mentor
- use a self-study guide to complete a series of 7 online training modules that cover access, harvest, renewal and maintenance of forests
To receive certification, you must:
- pass the online exam with a minimum grade of 75%
- successfully complete a mentoring program, including field work
- be recommended for certification
If you are approved, you are certified for up to 5 years. To maintain active status, you need to participate in continuing education activities and successfully complete the online theory exam before the certification expiry date.
For further information
For further information on the certification process, please contact: