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        Board Email:Contact.Foresters@llr.sc.gov
        Board Phone:(803) 896-4800
        Administrator:Molly Price
        Board Staff:Meredith Buttler
        Advice Counsel:   Hardwick Stuart   **
        Directions:110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC

**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.

South Carolina Board of Registration for Foresters

Examination Information

The SC Board of Registration for Foresters utilizes the Society of American Foresters' (SAF) Certified Forester Examination.  The exam is administered by SAF in computer-based format.

As of January 1, 2016, individuals interested in becoming a Registered Forester by Examination will take a two part examination for licensure in South Carolina.

Part One: Certified Forester (CF) Examination (150 multiple-choice questions)
Part Two: South Carolina Forestry Specific Examination (35 multiple-choice questions)
Applicants must obtain a passing score of 70% on the South Carolina Forestry Specific Examination.
Applicants must obtain a scale score of 75 for passing on the CF Examination.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Prior to application submission, applicants must have a four-year degree from an approved forestry school OR six years of Board approved experience under a professional forester in order to be eligible to take the examination for registration.

The Board Office will notify the Society of American Foresters once an applicant has been approved to take the examination.  SAF will send examination information directly to exam candidates. 

South Carolina Forestry Specific Examination Study References

Please find links below that will assist you with preparing for Part II of the examination.

Laws and Policies
http://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/Forestry/index.asp?file=laws.htm

Invasive Species
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/pages/forestry/forlf28.pdf
http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs119.pdf

Endangered Species
http://www.fws.gov/charleston/endangeredSpecies.html

Best Management Practices
http://www.state.sc.us/forest/refbmp.htm

Smoke Management Guidelines
http://www.state.sc.us/forest/smg05.pdf

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