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ProLogger Training Program

 ProLogger Training Program

The North Carolina Forestry Association’s ProLogger Program was officially started in 1994 in response to a record 13 timber harvesting fatalities in North Carolina in 1993.

In a cooperative effort directed by the NCFA, Forestry Mutual Insurance Company, the North Carolina Department of Labor, and the North Carolina Forest Service share teaching responsibilities during the ProLogger Base Class. The base course promotes safety, business, and environmental awareness. All loggers who want to become a ProLogger must take the Base Class, which includes two days of classroom discussions and one field day.

In 2005, the ProLogger Program added a continuing education element in the form of an annual Module Class; all ProLoggers must take an annual Module Class to remain a ProLogger in good standing. The annual Module Classes are offered at various locations throughout the state. The ProLogger year runs from June 30th to June 30th.

Currently, over 1,500 ProLoggers have taken the Base Class and have met their continuing education requirement.

Training for the 2019-20 year will begin in November of 2019. The required course is Module 20, which is available for purchase at the NCFA office.

All ProLoggers must take Module 20 and pay their ProLogger dues ($110) by June 30, 2020 to remain in good standing.

For questions about the ProLogger Program contact Jack Swanner at (828) 421-8444 or at [email protected]. For ProLogger administration questions contact the NCFA Office at (800) 231-7723.