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Logging Industry Workers

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Log graders and scalers are required, on a nationwide basis, to be certified. In order to be certified, individual must meet certain training requirements and pass an on-site field inspection that tests their skills. Although most states do not require other loggers to be certified, certain organizations of government, industrial, environmental, and trade groups (such as New York Logger Training, Inc.) sponsor programs to teach loggers forest ecology and how to practice ecologically sound logging. At least one state has mandated this form of logging certification, and several foresters are in the process of setting up similar certification programs.

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