Continuing Education
Required For Master Loggers

The Kentucky Forest Conservation Act states that Kentucky Master Loggers must obtain six hours of Continuing Education (CE) every three years from the date their card was issued, in order to renew and/or maintain their Master Logger status. Continuing Education is important because it enables individuals to stay current on new innovations, laws and regulations, best management practices and other topics related to timber harvesting resulting in more efficient and environmentally sound logging operations.

If your Master Logger Card expires and you have not achieved the six hours of continuing education, then your name will be removed from the active master logger list and you will be operating in violation of the Kentucky Forest Conservation Act. At this point you will have to re-attend the three day Master Logger Program in order to regain your Master Logger status. Be sure to check your card and keep track of your expiration date.

You must complete six hours of continuing education before your expiration date in order to renew your card for another three-year period. You can complete the six hours anytime in your three-year active period. Don't wait until the last few months to try and complete the CE requirement.

2021 Continuing Education Schedule

Pre-registration is required to attend a program due to Covid-19.  No walk-ins allowed

Below is a list of pre-approved Continuing Education Courses. Additional courses may be added throughout the year. You can register for a course by printing out the registration brochure below, and sending it to the KML office along with your registration fee.Continuing Education Registration brochure (pdf)

Updated June 4, 2021
Each course is 6 Credit Hours:

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Rescheduled

Hardin Co. - Elizabethtown

Cooperative Extension Service Office

Rescheduled for August 11

February 4, 2021

Rescheduled

August 11

 9 am - 4 pm

37 Registered

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Rescheduled

Laurel Co. - London

London Community Center

                            Rescheduled for May 18

February 18, 2021

  9 am - 4 pm

Rescheduled

May 18

26 Attended

LoggerTV Webinar
($50 fee - 6 CE Credits)

Select counties throughout the state.  Please call your County Extension Office to see if they are offering this program

February 23, 2021

9 am - 3 pm Eastern Time
8 am - 2 pm Central Time

361 Attended

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Warren Co. - Bowling Green

Cooperative Extension Service Office 

March 30, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

24 Attended

 

Timber Tips
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Rowan Co. - Morehead

Morehead Conference Center

April 1, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

50 Attended

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Casey Co. - Liberty

Cooperative Extension Service Office

April 20, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

 47 Attended

 

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Christian Co. - Hopkinsville
Cooperative Extension Service Office

April 22, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

11 Attended

Timber Tips
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Floyd Co. - Prestonsburg
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

May 6, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

56 Attended

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Caldwell Co. - Princeton

UK Research & Education Center

May 20, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

26 Attended

 

GRLC/KFIA Program

($50 fee for non-members or $35 fee for members - 6 CE credits)

Muhlenberg Co. - Powderly

Muhlenberg County Agriculter & Convention Center

May 25, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

23 Attended

Timber Cruising Basics

($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits

Owen Co. - Owenton
Cooperative Extension Service Office

May 27, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

29 Attended

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Bell Co. - Pineville
Pine Mountain State Resort Park

June 1, 2021


9 am - 4 pm

16 Attended

 

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Carter Co. - Olive Hill

Carter Caves State Resort Park

July 29, 2021


9 am - 4 pm

15 Registered

 

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Metcalfe  Co. - Edmonton
Cooperative Extension Service Office

August 4, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

18 Registered

 

Principles of Forestry
($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits)

Ohio Co. - Hartford

Cooperative Extension Service Office

September 8, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

 1 Registered

Timber Cruising Basics

($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits

Floyd Co. - Prestonsburg
Cooperative Extension Service Office

October 28, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

4 Registered

Timber Cruising Basics

($50 Fee - 6 CE Credits

Harrison Co. - Cynthiana
Cooperative Extension Service Office

November 9, 2021

9 am - 4 pm

0 Registered.

How to Obtain Continuing Education Credits

KML Office Approved Courses

You can attend a pre-approved continuing education course. These courses vary from a one-day six credit hour program to programs that may offer credits from one to four hours. The goal is to achieve the six hours before your card expires. Approved classes will require each participant to fill out a Kentucky Master Logger Sign-In sheet at the beginning of the program. These sheets will be sent to the KML office where your CEC’s will be recorded. The Master Logger Office will notify each active KML member at the beginning of the year about upcoming programs. Normally 15 to 30 programs will be scheduled each year at locations throughout the state. If you do not receive notification please contact the KML office.

Non-KML Office Approved Courses

These include out-of-state logger programs and/or programs conducted by industry or county extension offices that did not officially go through the approval procedure. To obtain credit for attending these types of programs you can click and fill out the following: Continuing Education Credit Form (KML-1) Submit to the KML office. In order to qualify for credit the non-approved program must fall within one of these topic areas: forest management, forest health, timber harvesting, advanced BMPs, timber harvesting and water quality laws and regulations, siliviculture, ecosystem management, logging safety. In addition, the instructors must be qualified to teach the material presented.

At Home Using Newsletters or Other
Approved Materials

You can obtain up to two credits of the required six in this category. In some cases a newsletter that will be sent out by mail or made available on this site will contain an article and related test that you can complete and submit to receive one credit. Simply read the article and complete the test and send it to the KML office. If you correctly answer 80% of the questions you will receive 1 credit per article. Available quizzes are in the Resources/Newsletters section.

How to Host a Continuing Education Program

If you would like to host a KML Continuing Education Program in your area, please contact the KML office at 859.257.6230 or 1.800.859.6006 and we will be happy to assist you with the necessary forms and submittals.