South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 53 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION-- STATE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR FORESTERS
53-8 - Requirements for Registration.
53-8. Requirements for Registration.
The following shall be considered as minimum evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant is qualified for registration as a registered forester:
(1) Graduation from a curriculum in forestry of four years or more in a department, school or college approved by the Board and a specific record of an additional two years or more experience in forestry of a character satisfactory to the Board and indicating that the applicant is competent to practice forestry; or
(2) Successfully passing a written examination designed to show knowledge and skill approximating that obtained through graduation from an approved four-year curriculum in forestry, and a specific record of six years or more of practice in forestry of a character satisfactory to the Board and indicating that the applicant is competent to practice forestry.
The Board shall issue licenses only to those applicants who meet the requirements of this section; provided, that no person shall be eligible for registration as a registered forester who is not of good character and reputation. The completion of the junior year of a curriculum in forestry in a school of college approved by the Board shall be considered as equivalent to two years of practice; the completion of the senior year of a curriculum in forestry, without graduation, in a school or college approved by the Board shall be considered as equivalent to three years of practice.
Beginning June 1, 1991, all applicants shall take the examination for registration.