Certification

Integrity, Trust, Dependability.

SAF certification is the gold standard for forest management professionals, 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 you may be facing 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.
   •  Investment — Establish your personal credentials in forest management for years to come. 

Review eligibility requirements and start your journey today. For more information, contact cf@safnet.org.

COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions

If I choose not to attend my scheduled examination, will I forfeit my exam fees?
No, for the next 30 days through 5/31/2020, SAF is foregoing any exam rescheduling fees to postpone and/or reschedule your exam date as all test centers in the United States and Canada are closed starting March 17. Stay tuned for updates. Please call us at (866) 897-8720 or email cf@safnet.org regarding more specific questions about the rescheduling of your exam date. Schroeder Measurement Technologies/Prometric will be contacting candidates with exam dates during this period in an effort to prevent them from unnecessarily appearing at testing centers, as well as working to reschedule exams.

View Schroeder Measurement Technologies/IsoQuality Testing/Prometric UPDATE on COVID-19 and examination locations.

Will I be notified in case of an exam cancellation?
Yes, if our examination providers decide to close a testing location resulting in a cancelled or rescheduled exam, candidates will be contacted via the examination provider. If you are currently scheduled for an exam, please check your email and voice messages periodically for notices.

At your earliest convenience, please log in to make sure SAF has the appropriate contact information for you, especially your email. If you are unable to log into your account, you may use the “FORGOT PASSWORD” button available or call us at (866) 897-8720 to verify the information in your account.

If I postpone my re-exam or my re-exam is cancelled how will it affect my one-year retake period?
If you are within one year of your original re-exam date, SAF will add 90 days to your one-year exam retake period.

What if I am due to renew my SAF certification in the next 30-60 days and cannot attain Continuing Forestry Education credits (CFEs) due to event cancellations?
SAF is extending those recertification periods by an additional 120 days to allow for more flexibility. We also encourage credential holders to seek CFE opportunities available online. Be sure to check out online CFE opportunities at ForestEd and the SAF CFE Event Calendar

What if I am applying to earn my credential and my application deadline is within the next 90 days?
SAF will extend applications periods by an additional 120 days as needed to allow for more flexibility.

What if I am applying for state licensure?
The exam and re-exam questions above will apply to you as well. Be sure to contact your state board of registered foresters to have your state licensure questions addressed. 

updated 5/1/2020