21 NCAC 20 .0123             CONTINUING EDUCATION

(a)  All registered foresters shall attend continuing education courses annually to maintain their registration.  Ten CFE (Continuing Forestry Education) credits approved by the Society of American  Foresters are required each year, except as outlined in this Rule.  CFE's must be SAF category 1, 2, or 3, with at least six being from category 1.

(b)  Registered foresters shall verify CFE compliance to the Board with each annual renewal.

(c)  Those registered foresters who provide information to the Board that verifies that they are retired from a career in forestry may qualify to continue their registration by earning a minimum of three category 1, 2, or 3 CFE's annually.

(d)  The Board shall approve hardship cases, such as military deployment, extended illness or other circumstances that prevent the Registered Forester from obtaining the required CFE's upon request.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 89B-6; 89B-11;

Temporary Adoption Eff. March 1, 1999;

Eff. August 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 16, 2014.