Texas Pro Logger Program

Texas Forestry

WHO SHOULD BE TEXAS PRO LOGGERS?

All logging contractors and foremen.

HOW DO I BECOME A TEXAS PRO LOGGER?

The Texas Pro Logger program consists of a two-day core training session, as follows:

Day 1 – Operations & Safety

Part 1 – Awareness 7:30 a.m. – Noon (lunch is provided) – a section on SFI principles and the state program, public policy and outreach will be included in the opening presentation.
Part 2 – Safety (includes OSHA) – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Day 2 – BMPs & Silviculture

Part 1 – Classroom, 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (lunch is provided)
Part 2 – Field Trip, 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Part 3 – Silviculture Practices - 2:30 – 5 p.m.

All of Performance Measures listed in 6.2 of the 2015-2019 SFI Standard will be addressed in the above core training.

How often do I take the core training? Only once unless training has lapsed.  A person must retake the core training if they have not met continuing education requirements after a period of five years (subject to change).

Should all loggers take the core Safety Training every two years? No. Core Safety training is no longer required every two years.

Can I view my training record? Yes. Training records may be viewed here. Search by last name.

Continuing Education

To maintain the Texas Pro Logger status a person must attend a minimum of six (6) hours of continuing education training each year. Continuing education opportunities will be available throughout the year and listed in the Texas Logger magazine and/or in the weekly emails or on the TFA website.

Is any continuing education training offered online? There are some short courses on the TFA website at http://www.texasforestry.org. ; Under Programs, click Texas Pro Logger program, or go to http://www.tfatraining.org. Online courses should not be repeated every year.

Cost

There are registration fees for individual workshops. 
A processing fee will be implemented for non-Texas Logging Council/Texas Forestry Association members. 

Pro Logger certificates will not be issued until payment is received.

For more information or a schedule of workshops, email the Texas Forestry Association at tfa@texasforestry.org or call 936/632-TREE.