State Licensure

Some states have forester credentialing laws including licensing and registration statutes.

Some states may accept parts of the SAF certification program including, but not limited to, passage of the examination and Continuing Forestry Education. Please contact the state board for detailed information. The SAF certification program supplements or complements state programs to register or license foresters and is not a substitute for such programs.

If you are a candidate for state licensure or registration in Georgia, Maine, or South Carolina and are approved by the respective state board, complete the online application HERE with your examination payment, so SAF National Office staff can pre-register you for your exam(s).

If you are seeking Vermont forester licensure, enroll and complete your application HERE

Be sure to login with your SAF username and password to access the state application.

If you pass the national certification exam for state licensure, consider applying for Candidate Certified Forester or Certified Forester. Contact us at [email protected] to learn about eligibility criteria and the special certification application rate.

State Boards of Licensure and Regulation

Alabama State Board of Registration of Foresters513 Madison Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104-3631 UNITED STATES50790
Arkansas Board of Registration for Foresters1 Natural Resources Drive Little Rock, AR 72205 UNITED STATES50791
California Board of Forestry and Fire ProtectionPO Box 944246 Sacramento, CA 94244-2460 UNITED STATES50792
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection79 Elm Street Division of Forestry Hartford, CT 06106-1650 UNITED STATES50793
Georgia State Board of Registration for ForestersOffice of the Secretary of State Licensing Boards, 237 Coliseum Dr Macon, GA 31217 UNITED STATES38668
Maine Board of Licensure of Foresters35 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0035 UNITED STATES50794
Maryland State Board of Foresters500 N Calvert Street Ste 304 Baltimore, MD 21202-3658 UNITED STATES50795
Massachusetts Forester Licensing BoardDCR – Bureau of Forestry P.O. Box 1433 740 South St. Pittsfield, MA 01202 UNITED STATES50796
Michigan Board of Registered ForestersPO Box 30452 Lansing, MI 48909-7952 UNITED STATES84964
Mississippi State Board of Registration for ForestersPO Box 1884 Jackson, MS 39215-1884 UNITED STATES50797
New Hampshire Board of Foresters121 South Fruit Street Concord, NH 03301-2412 UNITED STATES50798
North Carolina State Board of Registration for ForestersPO Box 27393 Raleigh, NC 27611-7393 UNITED STATES50799
South Carolina State Board of Registration for ForestersPO Box 11329 Columbia, SC 29211-1329 UNITED STATES50800
Vermont Secretary of the State89 Main St 3rd Fl Montpelier, VT 05620-3402 UNITED STATES84965
West Virginia State Board of Registration for ForestersPO Box 1032 Ripley, WV 25271-4032 UNITED STATES50801