RPF/CRM Registration and Renewal

General Information:


Renewal Cycle

Professional Foresters Licenses and Specialty Certificate shall be renewed on alternating years with odd-numbered licenses and certificates expiring on July 1 of odd-numbered years and even-numbered licenses and certificates expiring on July 1 of even-numbered years. (14 CCR §1607(a).)

 Newly issued Professional Foresters Licenses and Specialty Certificates shall be valid, on payment of the appropriate fee, from the date of issuance to July 1 of odd-numbered years for odd-numbered licenses and certificates and July 1 of even-numbered years for even-numbered licenses and certificates. (14 CCR §1607(b).) The appropriate fee for a newly issued license or certificates shall be based on proration of the annual rate for the license as provided in 14 CCR §1605(b)(2) or certificates as provided in 14 CCR §1605(b)(4) against the term of the newly issued license or certificate. (14 CCR §§ 1605(b),1607(b).) Individuals reinstating their license or certificate from withdrawal shall pay the full renewal fee regardless of the actual length of time remaining in the applicable two-year renewal cycle. (14 CCR §1607(b).)


Renewal Notices

Renewal notices are mailed out approximately three months prior to the expiration date of the license. To ensure receipt of renewal notices, always keep the Board informed of any changes in address of record. (14 CCR §1606.) If you have not received a renewal notice or would like to update your contact information, please email Deniele Casarubbia at deniele.casarubbia@bof.ca.gov, or call (916) 653-8031. Registered Professional Foresters and Certified Rangeland Managers are responsible for renewing their licenses even if they do not receive a renewal notice. (14 CCR §1607.)


Renewal Instructions

To register your license or to complete your renewal, you may mail your contact information sheet and a check made payable to: Professional Foresters Registration.

ATTN: Professional Foresters Registration

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

PO BOX 944246

Sacramento CA 94244-2460



The Board now offers an alternative option that allows you to pay fees online with our new third-party payment processor below.

Once you are taken through the payment portal, you will need to enter your information in the required fields, and manually enter the amount due for your registration.

If you are paying an exam application fee, when prompted to enter an RPFCRM number in the required field, enter "000".

CRM applicants need to pay the sponsoring Professional Society Cal-Pac SRM directly and not through this site for exam application fees.


Disclaimer: Elavon charges you a NON-REFUNDABLE service fee of 2.5% for any payments processed by Elavon to make bill payments to the biller. The service fee is in addition to the amount paid for your renewal and will appear as a separate charge on your credit or debit card statement under the name Elavon – Service Fee.

 If you are ready to pay online, please click the button below.




You may email a copy of your contact information sheet with your changes to Deniele Casarubbia at deniele.casarubbia@bof.ca.gov.



The information requested as part of the exam application fee and licensing fee payment processes are mandatory. Failure to provide all or any part of the requested information may result in the Board’s inability to process payment. All information is collected pursuant to the Professional Foresters Law (Pub. Resources Code section 750 et seq.) and used solely for processing exam application fee and licensing fee payments. Information provided on payment forms may be disclosed only as permitted by the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Civil Code section 1798 et seq.), including as authorized in response to a Public Records Act request (Gov. Code section 6250 et seq.), to another government agency as required by state or federal law, or in response to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or a search warrant. Each person has the right to review their personal information maintained by the Board unless the records are exempt from disclosure. Personal information is maintained in accordance with the Information Practices Act of 1977 by the Executive Officer of Forester Licensing, Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, P.O. Box P.O. Box 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244-2460, (916) 653-8031.