Become a Tree Farm Inspector
The following minimum education and/or experience requirements are necessary for professionals certifying and inspecting Tree Farms:

  • All inspectors must successfully complete the Certifier Training Program.
  • Inspectors must complete the refresher training every five years, which will coincide with AFF Standard revisions.

All inspectors must meet at least one of the four recognized requirements:
  • A Bachelor of Science, Forestry degree, or higher from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited
  • program.
  • Two-year forestry technician degree from an SAF recognized program.
  • Anyone already serving as a Tree Farm inspector prior to July 31, 1999 is grandfathered in as an inspector provided their names were included in a list of inspectors submitted by the State Tree Farm Chair to the American Forest Foundation by July 31, 1999 and has completed the Certifier Training Program.
  • Anyone professionally practicing forestry and meeting the minimum educational requirements.¬†

 Please complete this form to be added to the list to receive training information when it is available.