Logger Training

Texas Forestry Asso­ci­a­tion through its SFI State Imple­men­ta­tion Com­mit­tee devel­oped the Texas Pro­fes­sion­al Log­ger Train­ing Pro­gram for log­gers to increase envi­ron­men­tal aware­ness and sus­tain­able forestry prac­tices and help respond to OSHA safe­ty require­ments. Indi­vid­ual work­shops are sched­uled through­out the year.

Who should be a Texas Pro Logger?

Any and all log­ging con­trac­tors and foremen

How do I become an accred­it­ed Texas Pro Logger?

The Texas Pro Log­ger pro­gram con­sists of a series of core class­es (2 days) that an indi­vid­ual must attend in order to obtain Texas Pro Log­ger sta­tus. The train­ing sched­ule may be found on the TFA web­site under Cal­en­dar. The class­es include train­ing on:

  • Aware­ness of SFI Standards
  • Best Man­age­ment Prac­tices for Water Qual­i­ty, includ­ing stream­side man­age­ment and road con­struc­tion (a field trip is required)
  • Log­ging Safety
  • OSHA Reg­u­la­tions, wage and hour rules, and oth­er state and local employ­ment laws
  • Forests with Excep­tion­al Con­ser­va­tion Val­ue (crit­i­cal­ly imper­iled and imper­iled species and eco­log­i­cal com­mu­ni­ties), and oth­er mea­sures to pro­tect bio­di­ver­si­ty and wildlife habitat

How often must I take the core classes?

Indi­vid­u­als are only required to take the core class­es once. How­ev­er, a per­son must retake the core class­es should they let their con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion require­ments lapse for more than two years.


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. All con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion must be com­plet­ed by Novem­ber 1 of each year.

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


View your train­ing record. Search by first or last name.


There are reg­is­tra­tion fees for indi­vid­ual workshops. 

Pro Log­ger cards will not be issued until pay­ment is received and mem­ber­ship in the Texas Log­ging Coun­cil is cur­rent. Cards will be issued in mid-Jan­u­ary, except for new Pro Log­gers who will receive a cer­tifi­cate once train­ing is com­plete and mem­ber­ship dues are current.

A pro­cess­ing fee will be imple­ment­ed for non-Texas Log­ging Council/​Texas Forestry Asso­ci­a­tion members. 

For more infor­ma­tion or a sched­ule of work­shops, check the Cal­en­dar on the TFA web­site or email the Texas Forestry Asso­ci­a­tion at tfa@​texasforestry.​org.