Louisiana CFE Coordinator:  William F. Wieger
Certification Objective
The CF program promotes excellence in the stewardship of our nation's forest resources through enhanced professionalism in forestry. The CF program advances this through the development, maintenance, promotion, and administration of an examination-based professional forester certification that mandates professional development and commitment to standards of professional practice.
The Certified Forester/Forest Certification Auditor specialized credential further defines and recognizes expertise in aspects of forestry. This is consistent with the SAF Task Force on Forestry Education Accreditation report, which called for SAF to certify individual competency in specialized forestry areas, such as urban forestry or timber harvesting.

The Candidate Certified Forester credential will inspire every forestry graduate and those returning to the profession to consider becoming a CF and consequently be aware of the CF program and its values to them and to society. The CCF credential will be upheld to the rigorous requirements of the CF credential including a collegiate education; maintaining continuing forestry education; and following the CF Professional Standards of Practice.

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