Louisiana Loggers State Training Requirements
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Master Logger Program
By managing the forests properly, the forests are then able to properly grow and prosper. When the forests are thriving, they are able to provide more economic benefits, more products, and a better natural environment in general.
Louisiana is 50% forestland, and in order to keep our state beautiful we must partake in the SFI program. The SFI program will provide the tools needed to keep our forests healthy and growing.
By showing today’s competitive market and economy that you are a responsible organization and care about being environmentally responsible as well has the potential to be very beneficial to your business.
Who should be a Louisiana Master Logger?
Any and all logging contractors and foremen
How do I become a certified La Master Logger?
The Louisiana Master Logger program consists of a series of classes (2 days) that an individual must attend in order to become certified as a Louisiana Master Logger. Information on these courses can be found on the Louisiana Forestry Association website.
How often must I take the core classes?
Individuals are only required to take the core classes once.
Is there Continuing Education?
Yes. Each certified logger must earn a minimum of 6 continuing education credits each year in order to remain certified. If you do not take those classes and you are inactive for three years you must start the certification process over with the core classes.
Can I view my training record?
Logging companies that are members of the Louisiana Logging Council/Louisiana Forestry Association will have access to training records for their company and any contractors. Training records are on the LFA website at www.laforestry.com within the Louisiana Loggers database. A company representative can register a name and password when clicking on the database link under the Master Loggers menu at the top of the website.
Cost of the classes?
There are fees associated with the classes; most classes are generally $80 - $160 per class.