Education and Experience Requirements
When applying for a forester license, an applicant:
- must provide transcripts that show that the individual has completed a four year curriculum in
forestry from a college or university that is approved by the Board or accredited by the Society for
- must demonstrate competence in the practice of forestry by showing at least two years of
experience in forestry.
- must provide at least five references, three of which must be foresters who have a personal and
professional knowledge of the applicant's experience in practicing forestry.
Licensees must earn a minimum of eight hours of continuing education
in forestry to qualify for a license each renewal period.
The State Board of Foresters has approved the continuing
education credits in courses in technical forestry and forestry
subjects by the following sponsors:
Forest Pest Division/Soil Conservation District
College or University accredited by SAF,or SAF Continuing Forestry
Education Program (Category I)