Does the RISC Certificate expire?

No, there is no requirement to recertify for this program. If there is a significant pause in your environmental monitoring fieldwork (e.g., four years or more), we would recommend that you recertify with NRTG.

What is the program format?

This five-day (35-hour) RISC course includes both daily classroom and field training exercises and practicums.  The daily training format is typically an 8-hour day that may include travel to field sites and a varied schedule given changing weather conditions. 

When is this course offered?

The five-day RISC course is delivered during fair weather periods to avoid field conditions of snow, ice, frozen soil, hazardous or unsafe driving conditions. 

Does the Forestry Field Skills certificate expire?

No, there is no requirement to recertify for this program. If there is a significant pause in your environmental monitoring fieldwork (e.g., four years or more), we would recommend that you recertify with NRTG. Note: all NRTG courses include free, lifetime certification. Enrol once – come back anytime.

Where can I purchase field gear?

You can purchase forestry supplies from a Forestry supplies retailer, such as Cabela’s, or industry suppliers such as Dynamic Aqua Supply (Surrey, BC), IRL Supplies (Prince George, BC), Winners Edge (Lillooet, BC), Surplus Herby’s (Williams Lake, Kamloops, Vernon BC), Forestry equipment suppliers across Canada, and other outdoor equipment outfitters.