sters and forestry professionals working across diverse landscapes is core to SAF and its certification program. Since 1994, SAF established a pillar of recognized credibility and gold standard for forest management professionals with Certified Forester, and in 2003 Candidate Certified Forester. Now, SAF is excited to expand the certification program with two new specialized certifications – Urban and Community Forester and Forest Technician.
The Certification Review Board (CRB)—the governing body of SAF’s certification program—will oversee the development of these credentials from eligibility criteria
to maintenance requirements to professional standards.
As these new certifications develop, come here to view their current status and emerging details. Stay abreast of these developments to be among the first to earn one or both of these new certifications as you round out your skill sets and elevate your professional self.
SAF is the home for those who work to support, grow, and enhance our forest landscapes in the many places our natural places exists.
As a part of the SAF’s certification program, these certifications will:
promote excellence in the stewardship of our nation's forest resources
provide employers, stakeholders, colleagues, and the public a credential they can trust
enhance the credibility of the forestry profession across diverse landscapes and communities
set a recognized standard of excellence for forestry professionals who demonstrate knowledge, experience, and dedication