Find Qualified loggers

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 (CT) and continuing education (CE) training.

Core training consists of two days of training covering Ecology, Silviculture, MIOSHA Safety, Best Management Practices (BMP), and Field Application where classroom subjects will be witnessed firsthand. An individual must complete both days and all topics of training in order to be trained under the core program.

Each company must accrue four hours per QLP (Qualified Logging Professionals) training each year as well. CE programs are offered by the MSU Extension SFE program, the Michigan Forest Products Council, and other agencies and organizations with an interest and expertise in aspects of forest management.

To register for a class, please use the link to the online registration page associated with the training you wish to attend. 

Please Note: some registration links will become live (3/10 to 3/13) please check back if you wish to register for one of those 3 events. as they become active on the registration portal they will be a clickable link.

Date Time Location City Class Registration
3/21/2023 8:00am-12:30pm Jays Sporting Goods,  Gaylord, MI Greenstone Logging Forum
3/23/2023 8:00am-12:30pm Harris Casino Harris, MI Greenstone Logging Forum
4/5/2023 8:30-4pm central  KI Convention Center                  3333 Main ST,  Green Bay, WI GLTPA Spring Meeting
4/11/2023 8am - 12pm Baraga Lakeside inn                     900 US HWY 41 South Baraga, MI Log Truck Safety
4/19/2023 8 am -4pm central Keyes Peak Ski Lodge Florence, WI Sustainable Forestry Conference Sustainable Forestry Conf (
5/2/2023 8am - 5pm Baraga Lakeside inn                          900 US HWY 41 South Baraga, MI Core
5/4/2023 8am - 5pm MSU Forestry Innovation Center 6005 J Rd Escanaba, MI Core
5/9/2023 8am - 12pm LMAS                                                14150 Hamilton Lake Rd Newberry, MI Log Truck Safety
5/10/2023 8am - 12pm Lyme Great Lakes Timberlands 7467 CO 426 M.5 Rd  Gladstone, MI Log Truck Safety
5/23/2023 8am - 12pm Timber products                               E11256 M-28 East Munising, MI Veneer log harvesting and selection training
6/8/2023 8am - 5pm MSU County Extension  Office 14126 Cr 428,  Newberry, MI Core
6/8/2023 8am - 5pm Kirtland Community College      AJD Forest Products Grayling, MI Hardwood Log scaling and Grading Limited to 15 - Registration coming soon
6/9/2023 8am - 5pm MSU County Extension office      800 Livingston BLVD, Suite 4a                  Gaylord, MI Core
6/13/2023 8am - 12pm Lutke Rental Hall                             9290 E 14 1/4 Rd, Manton, MI Log Truck Safety
8/16/2023 8am - 12pm Running Gears Inc.                         2500 Major Mountain Rd. Harrison,MI Log Truck Safety
8/23/2023 8am - 12pm Roger Bazuin & Sons, Inc.              240 Cherry Drive, McBane, MI Log Truck Safety
9/26/2023 8am  - 5pm Central/west UP TBD TBD Hardwood Log scaling and Grading Limited to 15 - Registration coming soon
10/5/2023 8am - 5pm MSU Forestry Innovation Center 6005 J Rd Escanaba, mi Core
12/7/2023 9am-1pm 4111 W. Four Mile Rd.  Grayling, mi Weyerhaeuser

Upcoming Trainings

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Past Sessions