Chapter 220-2 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
All applicants who are residents of Georgia are required to have three foresters currently registered in Georgia as references.
|(1)||A baccalaureate degree from a school, college, or department of forestry approved by the board, as provided in O.C.G. A. 12-6-49(a)(1), means the first professional degree in forestry at the bachelor's level or highest in a curriculum accredited by the Society of American Foresters.|
following applies to O.C.G. A. 12-6-49(a)(2):
|(3)||All applicants are required to furnish official copies of their college transcripts.|
|(1)||The Board may waive the examination requirements for an applicant who has been registered for a minimum of five years in another jurisdiction as a registered forester provided that the requirements and qualifications for licensing and registration under the laws of the jurisdiction are substantially equivalent to those of Georgia, and the applicant has been in good standing with the jurisdiction for the entire period of licensure or registration. In order to be eligible for registration by endorsement, the applicant must hold a current registration as a registered forester in another jurisdiction.|
|(2)||The applicant shall complete and submit an Application for Licensure by Endorsement with all attachments.|
|(3)||A license issued by endorsement is at the sole discretion of the Board and if issued, shall be subject to all provisions of this part governing expiration, renewal, fees, continuing education, sanctions, revocation and any and all other provisions of law and rules governing or relating to foresters.|
A masters degree with a concentration in Forestry over and beyond a Bachelors Degree in Forestry shall be considered by the Board as equal to one year of forestry experience as contemplated in subparagraph (1) of Section 12-6-49(a).
With reference to experience in the military service, because of the precise wording of the law, such experience could not be acceptable as qualifying experience. The only exception to this would be where the military experience is forestry work.
All qualifying experience must be earned subsequent to the educational requirement as provided for in O.C.G.A. 12-6-49, or what the Board deems to be the equivalent thereof.
|(1)||Examinations shall be those examinations prepared by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and an examination prepared by or on behalf of the Georgia State Board of Registration for Foresters covering information related to the practice of forestry in the State of Georgia.|
|(2)|| Society of American Foresters (SAF) shall
provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability in
accordance with the Americans with Disability Act. Upon approval by the Georgia
Board to take the examination, applicants wishing to be considered for special
testing accommodations must send a written request indicating their needs
directly to SAF at:
Society of American Foresters
5400 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814-2198