New Faller Training


The BC Forest Safety Council is approved by WorkSafeBC as an administrator of the BC Faller Training Standard, and as such, is approved to provide training and certification to individuals wishing to become Certified Fallers. New Faller Training is available to all potential applicants who are a minimum of 18 years of age, physically and mentally fit and possess the desire to work safely and productively as a hand faller.

Course Content:

New Faller Training is a challenging and comprehensive 30 day program which involves classroom training, interactive exercises, reviews and evaluations and closely supervised field training involving all aspects of chainsaw operation, falling and bucking.

Proposed Course Dates (Subject to change - please contact the BCFSC to confirm).

  • April 24 – May 26, 2019
  • September 9 – October 11, 2019


Tuition fee for 2019:

$27,500 + GST

Tuition fees are collected by the College of the Rockies. Please contact them at 250-344-5901 to register and provide payment information.

Faller Readiness Assessment:

Once the tuition fee is paid in full, each participant will be required to complete a Faller Readiness Assessment. This assessment is at no cost to the participant and identifies areas of prior knowledge as well as areas that require additional training. This assessment will be shared with your trainer to provide them with insight to your previous experience and knowledge.


Certification Requirements:

Click here for a complete Information Package.

If you have further questions, please contact the BC Forest Safety Council toll-free at 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm Pacific time.


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