Sustainable Forest Management SAF Candidate Certified Forester (CCF) Opportunity

Upon graduation, students pursuing the SFM option may wish to apply for the Society of American Forester's Candidate Certified Forester (CCF) title. Note that in addition to satisfying educational requirements, CCFs must also meet work experience and examination requirements to achieve certified status.

As an example of how the CCF educational requirements could be met, the following courses could be completed as part of the SFM option. Highlighted courses are either required in the SFM option or highly recommended restricted courses.

Ecology and Biology – 22.5 credits required by SAF

BIOL 180, 200, 220 (15); ESRM 210 (5); ESRM 201 (5) for a total of 25 credits.

Measurement of Forest Resources – 18 credits required by SAF

Q SCI 381 (5); ESRM 250 (5); ESRM 304 (5); ESRM 368 (4); ESRM 430 (5) for a total of 24 credits.

Management of Forest Resources - 22.5 credits required by SAF

ESRM 235 (5); ESRM 461 (5); ESRM 323 (5) for a total of 15 credits. Students need to take two additional courses in this subject area from our approved restricted list to earn at least 8 additional credits. We highly recommend: ESRM 420 (5) and ESRM 425 (5).

Forest Resource Policy, Economics and Administration – 13.5 credits required by SAF

ESRM 200 (5); ESRM 470 (5). Students need to take one additional course in this subject area from our approved restricted list to earn at least 4 additional credits. We highly recommend: ESRM 400 (3) and either ESRM 381 (3) or ESRM 465 (3).

Electives - 7.5 credits required by SAF

The above course credits cover this requirement.