Continuing Education Credits

Map of Approved Stewardship Plan Preparers

As of May 2021, the interactive map of approved Woodland Stewardship Plan preparers is hosted by MN DNR - Forestry, based on data maintained by SFEC.

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: For the latter part of the spring, DNR Forestry temporarily offered CE credit for watching recorded content for those who needed additional credits to maintain their Approved Plan Preparer status. This temporary offering has now ended. 
  • 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.  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.
  • FSP CE credits are available for authoring case studies on the Great Lakes Silviculture Library. We can approve up to 3 FSP credits for a complete case study, including all required fields and photographs, uploaded to the Library website. This gives Stewardship Plan Preparers an additional incentive to organize and write up case studies reflecting novel or interesting treatments and lessons learned. Individuals may receive no more than 6 FSP credits for case study authorship in a single fiscal year, but may receive additional credits in separate years. If you have questions about this opportunity, contact Eli Sagor at (218) 409-6115 or
  • 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

Contact Us

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