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

For plan writers:

  • COVID-19 update: With all in-person programming canceled through June, DNR Forestry is temporarily offering CE credit for watching recorded content. This option is available for those who need additional credits to maintain their Approved Plan Preparer status. You must watch content and claim credits here
  • 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. In addition, 1 DNR Plan Writer Workshop must be attended within the last 3 fiscal years (the last year attended now shows up on the CFE report).
  • The maximum number of continuing education credits a plan writer can obtain per fiscal year (July 1- June 30) from watching webinars or recorded content is 10. Note: With in-person programming canceled, this 10-credit limit is temporarily waived for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.
    Read about the full details relating to this policy change here (as of November 16, 2017).
  • 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 attended a non SAF-accredited event and you would like MN Forest Stewardship Plan Writer credits submit proof of attendance and a detailed agenda to SFEC.
  • Questions?  Contact SFEC at

For event organizers:

  • SFEC will rate events for MN Forest Stewardship Plan Writer continuing education credits after they have concluded. 
  • If participants request MN Forest Stewardship Plan Writer continuing education credits, submit your detailed agenda including times for presentations, breaks, meals, and travel time and a list of those in attendance to SFEC.
  • If you require a rating for continuing education credits prior to your event consider having your event rated by SAF following their preapproval instructions
  • 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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Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager | 218-409-6115