Texas Accredited Forester Council

Texas Forestry

The Texas Accredited Forester Council serves as a designation of the highest caliber natural resource professional - assuring forest landowners that their accredited forester has met rigorous education, experience, and ethics standards. The accredited forester upholds a responsibility to manage natural resources sustainably for current and future generations of Texans, adheres to scientifically proven practices, and maintains professional development education and training.

To become an accredited forester, you must:

  •   have a bachelor of science degree or higher from an SAF accredited college or university, or approved by the Texas Accredited Foresters Board;
  •   have a minimum of five years of professional forestry experience;
  •   maintain good standing in accordance with the Texas Accredited Foresters Council Code of Ethics;
  •   apply Best Management Practices; and,
  •   meet continuing education requirements.

For more information, contact the Texas Forestry Association at (936) 632-TREE or email tfa@texasforestry.org.

Bylaws and Code of Ethics

Accredited Forester Application

View Standards and Guidelines for CEUs

Download CEU Submission Form

View Texas Accredited Foresters (alphabetically)

TAF Stamp Order Form (download)