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Qualified Logging Professional Status

In order to be certified as a Qualified Logging Professional (QLP), loggers must do the following:

  • Complete 16 credits of Core Training in ecology, silviculture, threatened and endangered species, OSHA safety standards, and Best Management Practices (BMPs)

  • Maintain a continuing education commitment of 4 credits annually

The following statuses reflect your standing as a QLP and the amount of training still needed to become one, if necessary.

  • green button Green Button — an individual is up-to-date on all of their CORE and Continuing Education training for the current calendar year.

  • yellow button Yellow Button — an individual has completed their CORE Training but still needs to complete 4 – 7 hours of Continuing Education classes for the calendar year.

  • red button Red Button — an individual needs to complete 8 – 12 hours of Continuing Education classes for the calendar year.

  • black button Black Button — an individual has either never completed a CORE Training class and/or needs to complete more than 12 hours of Continuing Education classes for the calendar year.

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 two components core training (CT) and continuing education training (CE). This database can be checked by foresters and procurement staff who work for SFI-certified companies.

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Facts About Forestry
Do we need trees for oxygen?

No. Compared to the oxygen reserves in the atmosphere, trees produce a very tiny amount. Considering all the vegetation on the Earth, trees also don't contribute much. The oceans produce far more oxygen than trees. Remember that the purpose of photosynthesis is not to produce oxygen, but to produce sugars.