Basic Forest Worker

The Basic Forest Worker Training program consists of 12 courses that provide workers with basic knowledge of the BC forestry industry; worksites, risks, hazards; regulations, legislation and standards required by all forestry workers to help keep themselves and others safe on the job.

Learning Outcomes

Completion of required courses:

  • 1002 - Describe General Forestry
  • 1003 - Describe Personal and Worksite Safety
  • 1004 - Communicate in the Workplace
  • 1005 - Recognize Hazards Related to General Forestry
  • 1006 - Describe Workplace Documentation
  • 1007 - Describe Emergency Preparedness
  • 1008 - Describe and Apply Workplace Attributes
  • 1009 - Recognize, Evaluate, and Control Hazards Related to Yarding
  • 1036 - Describe Regulations and Standards related to General Forestry
  • 1039 - Describe Risk and Risk Controls
  • 1068 - Describe Signals Used in Forestry
  • 1084 - Describe Regulations and Standards Related to Mobile Logging Equipment

Duration & Delivery

The time to complete each course varies between 30 and 90 minutes.  To complete all courses in the program, allow approximately 7.5 hours.

This is an online program of courses with self-paced, flexible 24/7 access and the expectation of participants completing the course within six months of enrollment.


No cost – free online training.


There are 2 steps to enrollment:

  1. Create or login to your BCFSC Learning Centre Account
  2. Enroll in the course

Click the LOGIN button below to access the Learning Centre.  On the Login page, either login with your username & password, or follow the instructions to "Create Account".

Once logged into the Learning Centre, find the course in the Self-enroll course list on the dashboard. Click on course name, then click on the Enroll Me button.