North Carolina
 State Board of Registration for Foresters


The North Carolina Board of Registration for Foresters was established with the passage of G.S. 89B. This Chapter requires that anyone who uses the designation forester, registered forester, or any other descriptive terms that include the words forester or registered forester and that directly conveys that the person is a forester must be registered with the Board. This benefits and protects the public by improving the standards for the practice of professional forestry in North Carolina.

The Board reviews the qualifications and experience of applicants, receives and investigates complaints, and takes appropriate actions against those who violate forestry registration laws.

Correspondence for the Board should be directed to Jennifer Grantham, NCBRF Executive Director via email to info@ncbrf or via phone to 919-847-5441.Board office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm.

Proposed Amendment of 21 NCAC .0106

Notice is hereby given in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.2 that the Board of Registration for Foresters intends to amend the rule cited as 21 NCAC 20 .0106. The rule is availabe in the North Carolina Register Volume 37 Issue 16 scheduled for publication February 15, 2024. The NC Register is available via the below link:

Volume-38-Issue-16-February-15-2024.pdf (

Reason for Proposed Action: The State Board of Registration for Foresters is amending this rule to set fees at limits established in G.S. 89B-11.

Federal certification is not applicable to this proposed amended rule.

No fiscal note was prepared.

The public may provide comments from 2/15/2024 through 4/15/2024.

A public comment is defined as a written comment objecting to the rule, in whole or in part, received by an agency from any member of the public, including an association or other organization representing the regulated community or other members of the public (G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5)).

In order for a comment to be considered by the Rules Review Commission, the comment must address the content of the rule.

Comments may be submitted electonically to or by mail to:

NC Board of Registration for Foresters

PO Box 27393

Raleigh, NC 27611

21 NCAC 20 .0106 REGISTRATION FEES Fees sent to the Board for any segment of the registration process shall be payable to the Secretary, Board of Registration for Foresters. The application fee for registration is fifty dollars ($50.00), which shall be submitted by the applicant at the time of application. An approved applicant shall submit an additional fee of forty dollars ($40.00) to receive a certificate of registration. Annual renewal fee is forty dollars ($40.00). fifty dollars ($50.00). The Board shall waive renewal fees for Registered Foresters for hardship circumstances, such as military deployment, extended illness, or other similar circumstances, upon written petition by the Registered Forester or Registered Forester\'s agent for this exemption. Authority G.S. 89B-6; 89B-10; 89B-11; 93B-15(b)



Upcoming Board Meetings / Quarterly Calls: 
September 12, 2024 at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Jennifer Grantham at

Next Exam Date(s):   August 23, 2024

 Location: Stan Adams Training   Center, Jordan Lake ESF,   Chapel Hill, NC



 US Mail: NC Board of Registration for Foresters; PO Box 27393; Raleigh, NC 27611 Telephone: 919-847-5441    E-mail: