Starting January 1, 2013.

  • Everyone who has completed a CORE session at any time, will receive a yellow button.
  • If an individual completes 4 CE credits within the calendar year (2013), they will receive a green button at the time of completion.
  • If an individual does not complete the 4 CE credits within the calendar year (2013), they will receive a red button and acquire a deficit of 8 CE credits at the beginning of the following year (2014).
    1. If that individual makes up 4 of the CE credits within that calendar year (2014), they will turn yellow.
    2. If that individual makes up all 8 of the CE credits within that calendar year (2014), they will turn green.
  • If that individual does not make up any of the CE credit deficit within that calendar year (2014), they will stay with a red button and acquire a deficit of 4 additional CE credits (making the total deficit 12 credits) (the deficit will be applied to the following year- 2015).
    1. If that individual makes up makes up 4 of the CE credits within that calendar year (2015), they will remain with a red button.
    2. If that individual makes up 8 of the CE credits within that calendar year (2015), they will obtain a yellow button.
    3. If that individual makes up all 12 of the CE credits with that calendar year (2015), they will obtain a green button.
  • If that individual fails to make up any of the CE credit deficit within that calendar year (2015), they will stay with a red button and acquire a CORE deficit (the deficit will be applied to the following year- 2016). The individual will be required to retake a CORE session in order obtain a green button again.
  • If that individual makes up the CORE session within that calendar year (2016), they will obtain a green button.
    1. If that individual only makes up CE credit deficits within that calendar year (2016), they will remain with a red button.

Logger + Trainee Database

The SFE training program was developed to satisfy the wood-procurement and harvesting requirements of the many SFI-certified wood purchasing companies in Michigan. SFE training consists of core and continuing education (CE) training. This database can be checked by foresters who work for SFI-certified companies.

Facts About Forestry

Is Michigan running out of trees or forest?

No. Forest area is increasing slightly and forest volume is growing substantially. Michigan has some of the least harvested forests in the United States; however, there may be some areas within the state that are experiencing forest loss. This is typically caused by urban expansion and the construction of second homes, resorts, golf courses, etc.