Continuing Education

Continuing education courses and workshops are offered in various New England states. Programs are classified as:

  • Category I (core education)
  • Category II (related education)
  • Category III (professional development and volunteer activities)

Continuing education resources and information is found on the SAF Continuing Education webpage.

Half a CFE credit hour (0.5) is assigned for every thirty minutes of interaction between learner and instructor. Credits are rounded down to the nearest 30 minute session and programs shorter than 30 minutes are not eligible for credit. Portions of programs such as introductory, welcome and closing remarks, meal breaks, or business and committee meetings are not eligible for credit.


  • 30 minutes of technical instruction = .5 credit.
  • 45 minutes of technical instruction = .5 credit.
  • 60 minutes of technical instruction = 1.0 credit.

To get CFE credits assigned, program providers should fill out a Continuing Forestry Education Provider Application Form and send it to the NESAF Continuing Forestry Education Coordinator. Please maintain a record of attendees and provide that list directly to National SAF ( within 3 weeks of the program’s completion. Providers are responsible for producing and distributing certificates of attendance / completion to attendees who complete any activity offering CFE credit.

Further details are provided in the Society of American Foresters Continuing Forestry Education Handbook .

For licensure information by State, please review the Licensure information by State document that includes address and website information.

Contact Us

To contact NESAF, please email the appropriate member of our Board of Directors. General questions can be directed to our Chair or the website administrator at


New England Society of American Foresters
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301