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.

2024 Continuing Education Schedule

Pre-registration is required to attend a program. 

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 this registration form (click here), and sending it to the KML office along with your registration fee

Each course is 6 Credit Hours:



Master Logger WebTV

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits & $25 renewal, if needed)

Boone County
Breathitt County
Breckinridge County
Casey County
Crittenden County
Cumberland County
Elliott County
Fleming County
Graves County
Grayson County
Hancock County
Harlan County
Henderson County
Jefferson County
Letcher County
Logan County
Madison County
Martin County
Monroe County
Morgan County
Nelson County
Ohio County
Owen County
Perry County
Russell County
Taylor County
Whitley County

County Extension Offices

Feb. 27, 2024
9 am - 4 pm

Attended:

319

Sustainable Forestry

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Hopkins County-Madisonville

 County Extension Office 

March 27, 2024

 9 am -  4 pm

Attended:

21

Principles of Forestry

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

 

Warren Co.- Bowling Green

County Extension Office

                          

April 11, 2024

  9 am -  4 pm

Attended:
21

Log, Lumber & Tie Grading

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Whitley Co.- Williamsburg

County Extension Office

April 23, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Attended:
21

Basic Timber Cruising

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Magoffin Co.- Salyersville

County Extension Office

 

April 30, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Attended:
40

Chainsaw Safety

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Boyd Co.- Ashland

County Extension Expo Building

May 8, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Attended:
17

White Oak Production

& Harvesting

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Marshall Co. - Benton

County Extension Office

 

May 15, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Attended:
14

Directional Felling

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Montgomery Co. - Jeffersonville

Camp McKee- Keeneland Lodge

May 29, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Attended:

13

White Oak Production & Harvesting

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Metcalfe Co - Edmonton
County Extension Office

June 5, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Attended:
47

Chainsaw Safety

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Morgan Co- West Liberty

County Extension Office

June 13, 2024

9am- 4pm

Attended:

15

BMP Refresher


($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Bell Co- Pineville

Bert T. Combs Bldg.

June 19, 2024


9 am - 4 pm

Attended:

21

 

Principles of Forestry

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Butler Co.- Morgantown

County Extension Office

July 10, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Registered:
12

Principles of Forestry

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Lincoln Co.- Stanford

County Extension Office

August 29, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Registered:
4

Directional Felling 

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Cumberland Co.- Burkesville

County Extension Office

September 18, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Registered:
1

White Oak Production

& Harvesting

($50 Fee -
6 CE Credits)

Laurel Co.- London

County Extension Office

 

October 10, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Registered:

4

Basic Timber Cruising

($50 Fee- 

6CE Credits)

Harrison Co.- Cynthiana

County Extension Office

November 6, 2024

9 am - 4 pm

Registered:

1

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.