Skip to main content
forests. resources. communities.
Mission, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics
Board of Directors
FS&TB And Working Groups
House of Society Delegates
National Student Congress
Certification & Education
Apply for Certification
Apply for Recertification
Why Hire a Certified Professional
Find a Certified Professional
Submit a Complaint
CFE Event Calendar
Earn CFE's Online
Submit/View My CFE's
Individual - CFE Post Approval
Providers - CFE Pre Approval
Students and Parents
Committees on Accreditation
Apply for a Grant/Scholarship
Join a Committee
Find a State Society
Find a Student Chapter
Join a Working Group
Apply for Internship
Mollie Beattie Program
Henry Clepper Internship
Advocacy & Outreach
Issues & Advocacy Now
Journal of Forestry
Issues and Advocacy Now
Share this page
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Skip breadcrumb navigation
Integrity, trust, dependability.
SAF certification is the gold standard, recognized by the forest industry, government officials, and landowners. Position yourself for success whether in career advancement or employee training. Earn respect for your commitment to high standards of practice and continuing education. Certification gives you the confidence to succeed regardless of the challenges in forest management.
There are many advantages to SAF certification:
Professionalism — Commitment to sustainable forest management.
Knowledge Base — Continued Forestry Education can help you maintain your status.
Reduced Liability — Credentialing demands the highest level of ethics and professional principles.
Higher Yields — Improved results for the land you manage.
Investment — Establish your personal credentials in forest management for years to come.
Start your journey today.
Becoming a Certified Forester
The CF credential promotes excellence in the stewardship of our nation's forest resources through enhanced professionalism in forestry.
for details about program requirements.
Certified Forester (CF®)
Promotes excellence in the stewardship of forest resources through professionalism in forestry.
– [link to pdf]
– [link to http://www.safnet.org/certifiedforester/example_resumes.pdf]
Candidate Certified Forester (CCF®)
Inspires graduates and those returning to the profession to consider becoming a CF and be aware of the values of the CF program to them and to society.
[link to pdf]
(for current CCFs) [link to pdf]
The Certification Handbook outlines the complete requirements and process for earning a certification from SAF.
[link to pdf doc]
Certified Urban and Community Forester
This new certification will be available in late 2015.
[links to the following text]
Frequently Asked Questions
Technical Service Providers (TSP)