2023 Recertification Schedule

  • November 10, 2023: Augusta
Virtual – English
  • October 27, 2023
  • December 15, 2023
Virtual – French
  • No Trainings Scheduled

*Note: Virtual classes are for Mechanical, Conventional, and Supervisor/Contractors

Maintaining Certification

To maintain your CLP, you must recertify the year after your initial certification, and every two years thereafter.

To review program policies, including reinstatement for those with lapsed certifications, visit


$200 – Due to class size limits, register early to ensure your spot at the location of your choice.

To ensure verification of logger professionalism in the field, the $200 recertification fee is required even if you attend an approved outside workshop.

Recertification Training Outlines

Mechanical Loggers
  • Program Update
  • Hazards and Near Misses
  • BMP Compliance
  • Markets
Conventional Loggers
  • Directional Felling: Level II & III

  • Program Update
  • Hazards and Near Misses
  • World Class Safety Programs
  • Fatigue/Driver Safety
  • BMP Compliance
  • Directional Felling: Level II & III
  • Program Update
  • What Will My Woods Look Like
  • BMP Compliance
  • Safety- Insurance
  • Markets

Initial Certification Training

Upcoming Certification Trainings

  • November 27, 28, 29, & 30, 2023: Location is to be announced

Course Outline

CLP is a 3-day course with a total of 32 hours of instruction in the following areas for mechanical or conventional logging:

Day 1 (8 hours in the classroom)

  • Intro. to CLP
  • CLP Code of Ethics
  • Intro to Safe & Efficient Harvesting
  • Transportation Safety
  • Intro to the Business of Logging
  • Logging Safety/OSHA Regulations

Day 2 (8 hours in the classroom)

  • Forest Management & Silviculture
  • Conserving Fish & Wildlife
  • Water Quality & Logging
  • Controlled Yarding
  • Hazardous Material Training
  • Harvesting Regulations

Day 3 (8 hours)

  • Level I Game of Logging training for conventional loggers or mechanical harvesting systems
  • Certification Interview Form Review

Day 4 (optional, 8 hours in the classroom)

  • 1st Aid Training/CPR
 Registration Details

Guarantee your spot: Space is available on a first-pay, first-serve basis. Registration and tuition payments must be submitted at least one week before class starts.

Cancellation and Relocation: If CLP must relocate or cancel a class, participants will be given either a full refund or credit for an alternate class. Should the participant fail to attend without one week’s notice before the start of the class, no refund will be granted. Substitutions will be allowed.


$500 – Includes all program materials, lunch each day and the on site interview for certification.

$100 (optional) -Additional payment to include first aid and CPR certification.

Field Interview

If you are a new Certified Logging Professional, you need to have a field inspection completed to receive your certificate. We hope to complete all the field inspections by the year’s end. A first aid /CPR card will be required on the day of evaluation.

Please contact Mike St. Peter, Safety Trainer at 207-668-2841 or [email protected] to request a field inspection. A first aid/CPR card will be required on the day of evaluation. For more information, please contact Maine TREE Foundation at 207-621-9872.

Outside Training Credit

If you want to receive CLP recertification credit for attending outside training, you can forward your certificate from the training with the recertification fee. We need the program title, date, provider, and location of the training. Once we receive confirmation that you attended and have paid the fee, you will receive your new certificate with your expiration date. Please send all materials to [email protected].

If you would like us to invoice your employer/contractor, please let us know and we are happy to do so.

If you have any questions, please contact Maine TREE Foundation at 207-621-9872.