Logger Training

To gain Active Master Logger status, program participants must initially complete four four-hour core courses within two years, and submit proof of current, in-person, First Aid and CPR training.

The four core courses are:

  • OSHA Regulations and Logging Safety
  • Sustainable Forestry I: Sediment and Erosion Control, Spill Cleanup and Prevention, Logging Aesthetics
  • Sustainable Forestry II: Basic Forestry and Silviculture, Forest Training
  • Sustainable Forestry III: Threatened and Endangered Species, Logger Activism

Each of the four core courses are also eligible for four continuing education credits each to Active Master Loggers.

Please Note: Any persons under the age of 18 will be allowed to take Master Logger courses. However, they will not be acknowledged as a Master Logger until they reach 18 years of age.

Online Core Coures

To register online, see below.

Click here to view online course instructions

Core Courses Available Online

Sustainable Forestry I: Sediment and Erosion Control (Forestry Green Card)

http://umd-mdde.catalog.instructure.com/courses/master-logger-sf1

Sustainable Forestry II: Basic Forestry and Silviculture, Forest Training

http://umd-mdde.catalog.instructure.com/courses/master-logger-sf2

Sustainable Forestry III: Threatened and Endangered Species, Logger Activism

http://umd-mdde.catalog.instructure.com/courses/master-logger-sf3

OSHA Regulations and Logging Safety

http://umd-mdde.catalog.instructure.com/courses/master-logger-osha

Courses by Mail

To receive the courses by CD, DVD, or USB, please contact Taylor at (443) 446-4267 or taylormr@umd.edu. Note that registration is not complete, and the materials will not be mailed, until the registration fee is received.

Continuing Education Credits

Active MD-DE Master Loggers are required to acquire 8 continuing education (CE) credits every 2 years. The MD-DE Master Logger Program strives to provide continuing education opportunities, but there are many other programs and activities that are eligible for CECs.

  • Events, courses, or training videos relevant to logging, safety, business management, forestry, activism, or other related topics (generally one credit per contact hour; a quiz or brief report may be required).
  • Service on the Master Logger steering committee or as the chair of a significant natural resources committee (four credits per year).
  • Hosting a program that promotes forestry and logging industry (four credits)
  • Service on a county forestry board or similar organization (two credits per year).
  • Membership in a relevant organization (one credit per year, maximum two organizations).

All credits are subject to approval by the steering committee. Proof of attendance or participation in the form of an agenda, attendance sheet, letter, or membership card is required for all CE credits. Credit for membership or service requires attendance to at least half of the meetings in a year.

As always, you are welcome to retake one or more of the four core coures as continuing education.

To register online click here or contact Agnes Kedmenecz at (410) 827-8056 ext 125 or akedmen@umd.edu.

Click here for more information on what to submit as proof of attendance

Online Credits

ForestryFlix - earn CEU credits by watching DVD videos at home for free. Right now there are seven videos available, all of which are eligible for credit. CE credits are awarded at the rate of one per hour of video.

•“Managing Your Woodlot” - a series of nine video segments.

VA SHARP Logger Training Modules - narrated interactive slide shows.

Forestry Videos - a large selection of online streaming videos.

Forestry Webinars - recordings of past webinars (web-based seminars). Note that upcoming live webinars are also listed on a separate page.

PA Forest Webinars - recorded webinars hosted by Penn State University

WV Division of Forestry Logger Training & Workshops

•"Forest Pests" Presentation - Click here to watch the presentation on our Youtube Channel, then take our quiz at https://go.umd.edu/pestquiz After completing the quiz with 100% you will be awarded 1 credit hour. (you can also find this information on the MD-DE Master Logger Facebook Page)

Deer Management Stewardship Course - An online wildlife management course offered by The National Deer Association.  Provide proof of completion and receive 2 credit hours.

•North Carolina Forest Service Best Management Practices Video Series - Watch 5 online videos on Forestry Best Management Practices. Click here to watch the video. Click here to download the quiz or take our quiz online at https://go.umd.edu/ncfscec .   Submit the quiz and receive 2 MD-DE Master Logger continuing education credit.  Please note that you must answer 9/10 questions correctly.

EPA's Forestry Best Management Practices in Watersheds - This online module is about controlling impacts from common land use activities that often affect watersheds, water quality, and the condition of aquatic ecosystems.

•Forest Resources Associations, OSHA Safety Training video - Click here to watch the video on our Youtube Channel. Click here to download the quiz or take our quiz online at https://go.umd.edu/oshacec Submit the quiz and receive 1 MD-DE Master Logger continuing education credit.  Please note that you must answer 9/10 questions correctly. 

•Maryland Forest Service update- Watch the recording (https://go.umd.edu/ForestServiceUpdate) and complete the quiz (https://go.umd.edu/FSUpdatecec or download a copy here) to earn 1 MD-DE Master Logger continuing education credit. Please note that you must answer 9/10 questions correctly.

•2020 "Forest Pest and Diseases" Presentation - Click here to watch the presentation on Youtube, then take our quiz at https://go.umd.edu/ForestPestcec or download the quiz here. After completing the quiz with 100% you will be awarded 1 credit hour. 

OSHAcademy Tree Care Safety Trainings- Choose from a list of safety trainings, great for safety talks and earning MD-DE Master Logger CECs. Be sure to submit proof of completion.

•MidAtlantic Logger Training Series- Each recorded session is 1 credit hour. Click here to be taken to West Virginia University's portal for online training . Click here to download the instructions to enroll.  This training series is free of charge and provides a certificate of completion.   

Credits by Mail

MD-DE Master Logger Program Core Courses - Each of the four MD-DE Master Logger Program core courses are eligible for four CEU credits: (1) OSHA Regulations and Logging Safety; (2) Sustainable Forestry I: Sediment and Erosion Control, Logging Aesthetics, Spill Cleanup and Prevention;  (3) Sustainable Forestry II: Forestry Ecology and Silviculture, Forest Training; and (4) Sustainable Forestry III: Threatened and Endangered Species, Logger Activism and Outreach . Recordings of these core courses are available on CD-ROM, or a combination of CD-ROM and DVD(s). Internet is not needed.

•Woodland Health Practices Manual and Checklist - Contact Taylor at taylormr@umd.edu to have the materials sent to you. Click here to download the quiz or take our quiz online at https://go.umd.edu/WoodlandHealthCEC Submit the quiz and receive 4 MD-DE Master Logger continuing education credit.  Please note that you must answer 9/10 questions correctly. Cost is $30.

•Forestry Aesthetics Guide: Image and Opportunity, A Guide to the Aesthetics of Forest Operations in the South - Contact Taylor at taylormr@umd.edu to have the materials sent to you. Click here to download the quiz or take our quiz online at https://go.umd.edu/AestheticsGuideCEC Submit the quiz and receive 2 MD-DE Master Logger continuing education credit.  Please note that you must answer 9/10 questions correctly. Cost is $10.

The Rudy Baliko Memorial Scholarship for Logger Training

The MD-DE Master Logger program is excited to partner with the Maryland Forest Association to offer Logger training courses at no cost to Maryland and Delaware residents. These courses include the 4 core courses related to safety, threatened & endangered species and best management practices. This fund will also be available for many continuing education courses that are offered through the MD-DE Master Logger program.  

We are pleased to offer these courses at no cost through a generous donation by Loveville Timberworks, LLC. 

Those who qualify for no cost courses are expected to complete and pass all requirements and examinations associated with the training. 

To receive a promo code for the Rudy Baliko Memorial Scholarship, participants must complete the registration form. If registration is not complete, the participant will be billed the full cost of their course.

To register for the scholarship: go.umd.edu/loggerscholarship

To find out more about Maryland Forest Association: www.mdforests.org/

Click here to read the full press release from Maryland Forest Association

If you have any questions please contact Agnes at akedmen@umd.edu or 410-827-8056

Featured Events

Mid-Atlantic Logger Training Monthly Webinar Series

From 6:30 - 8:00 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Earn 1 MD-DE Master Logger CEC for each session.

For more information and to register: tinyurl.com/maltwebinar

MidAtlantic Logger Training Series