Course Costs Announced

As a result of the ministries changes to the delivery model, registration fees will be increasing. In the new delivery model, a maximum of 1 instructor per day will be provided by the ministry, however all other costs (instructors, site preparations and maintenance, materials etc.) will be incurred by the FO-CIF collaborative. Moving forward, all courses must now run on a cost-recovery basis. With that said, all courses have experienced an increase in fees:

  • Level 1 course: $2000
  • Level 1 exam: $500
  • Level 2 course and exam: $1500
  • Refresher: $500

Register for a Course

Registration for all courses will be handled through the ministry’s ‘Learning Compass’ platform.  Anyone wishing to take a Level 1 to Level 2 course, or requiring a Refresher, can register online at:

Courses are filled on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions about registrations and upcoming courses, please contact the Canadian Institute of Forestry at 1-705-744-1715 ext. 609 or submit your request by email.

Students who have already completed training may contact Forests Ontario with their questions and concerns at 1-416-646-1193 (or 1-877-646-1193) ext. 235, or submit a request by email.