Continuing Education Credits

Society of American Foresters (SAF) Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credits

  • SFEC events are always rated by SAF for CFE credits.
  • To have your event rated by SAF, check out the instructions on SAF’s CFE Preapproval page

Minnesota Forest Stewardship Plan Writer Continuing Education Credits

  • SFEC tracks MN Forest Stewardship Plan Writer continuing education credits for the Minnesota DNR.
  • Plan writers must obtain 20 continuing education credits per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) to have an approved status.
  • As of November 16, 2017 a new policy relating to webinar credits was put in place. The maximum amount of CFE credits you can obtain per fiscal year (July 1- June 30) from watching webinars is 10.
    Read about the full details relating to this policy change here.
  • SAF CFE credits translate directly to MN Forest Stewardship Plan Writer credits, but MN Forest Stewardship Plan Writer credits do not translate to SAF CFE credits.
  • If you attended an SAF-accredited event and you would like MN Forest Stewardship Plan Writer credits, submit your Certificate of Attendance to SFEC.
  • If you’re wondering whether an event qualifies for MN Forest Stewardship Plan Writer credits, submit a detailed agenda to SFEC for evaluation.
  • Questions?  Contact SFEC at 

Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative
Cloquet Forestry Center
175 University Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
phone: 218-409-6115



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Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager | 218-409-6115

Madison Rodman, SFEC Program Assistant | 218-726-6403