Falling and bucking of trees larger than 15cm (6″) in diameter at a height of 30cm (12″) from the base are regulated activities in British Columbia. Outside commercial forestry operations, the “WUAA/HEBC Falling and Bucking Endorsement” is required to fell a tree.
Those who have their CofQ as a Certified Utility Arborist or Arborist Technician are eligible to apply for the “WUAA/HEBC Falling and Bucking Endorsement”. BCFSC Certified Fallers with Certified Utility Arborist or Arborist Technician CofQ may Challenge the endorsement.
Completion requirements for the Industry Training Authority Climbing Arborist trade program includes a Practical skills assessment. This examination is attempted after successful completion of the Certificate of Qualification exam.
The Landscape Horticulture Certification Program ensures that professionals from across Canada comply with current standards and industry best practices. Certification is available for Technicians, Designers, and Managers.