All licensed forester and forestry technician are required to take 10 hours of Continuing
Forestry Education (CFE) each year. CFE contact hour sheets must be prepared or recognized by
the Society of American Foresters (SAF). All licensees can download the CFE form and submit
to the Board to document their Continuing Forestry Education credit hours. Listed are
several links to websites where continuing education courses are offered.
- West Virginia Division of
- West Virginia Forestry
- WVU Division of
- WVU Appalachian
- Society of American
In addition, other states offer continuing education through their state agencies,
university extension agencies and forestry associations.
If licensed foresters or forestry technicians retire from the forestry profession and will
no longer be actively practicing forestry as a profession, they can keep their license
and be registered under Emeritus Status. The licensee is still required to
renew his license annually and pay the required renewal fee, but is not responsible for
taking the required 10 hours of continuous forestry education annually. To apply for
Emeritus Status, the licensee needs to make his request in writing to the Board and
give a brief description why is applying for Emeritus Status. All requests will be
considered at the next board meeting.
Emeritus Status Request (PDF)