Certified Forester

Why Certification?



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.
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Certified Forester (CF®)

Promotes excellence in the stewardship of forest resources through professionalism in forestry.
Initial Application – [link to pdf]
Example Resumes – [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. 
Initial Application [link to pdf]
Advancement Application (for current CCFs) [link to pdf]

Certification Handbook
The Certification Handbook outlines the complete requirements and process for earning a certification from SAF.
Download Handbook [link to pdf doc]

Certified Urban and Community Forester
This new certification will be available in late 2015. 
Learn More [links to the following text]