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Starting January 1, 2013.

  1. Anyone who has completed a CORE training session will obtain a green button at the time of completion.
  2. Anyone who has not completed a CORE training session will obtain a black button.
  3. In the following year, if an individual has completed their CORE training and completes 4 CE credits, they will maintain their green button status.
  4. If an individual does not complete 4 CE credits within the calendar year, they will receive a yellow button and acquire a deficit of 4 CE credits.
    • If that individual makes up 4 of the CE credits, they will turn green.
  5. In the following year, if that individual does not make up any of the CE credit deficit and does not complete another 4 CE credits in the calendar year, they will receive a red button and acquire a deficit of 8 CE credits.
    • If that individual makes up makes up 4 of the CE credits, they will obtain a yellow button.
    • If that individual makes up all 8 of the CE credits, they will obtain a green button.
  6. In the following year, if that individual does not make up any of the CE credit deficit and does not complete another 4 CE credits in the calendar year, they will remain a red button and acquire a deficit of 12 credits.
    • If that individual makes up 4 of the CE credits, they will remain a red button.
    • If that individual makes up 8 of the CE credits, they will obtain a yellow button.
    • If that individual makes up all 12 of the CE credits with that calendar year, they will obtain a green button.
  7. In the following year, if that individual has not made up any of the CE credit deficit they will obtain a black button and acquire a CORE deficit. The individual will be required to retake a CORE training session in order obtain a green button again.
Logger + Trainee Database

The SFI 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.

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Facts About Forestry
How much economic activity do forest products produce?

Each year, the Michigan forest products industry harvests avout 12 million tons of wood. Each ton of wood generates about $100 worth of economic activity. That's a grand total of $1.2 billion worth of economic activity!