IMG_2166The NCFA’s ProLogger Program was officially started in 1994 in response to a record 13 timber harvesting fatalities in North Carolina in 1993.

In 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 base ProLogger course.  The base course promotes safety, business and environmental awareness.  All loggers who want to become a ProLogger must take this base course that includes two days of classroom discussions and one field day.

Click here for a link to Bryan Wagner, Forestry Mutual’s Chain Saw Trainer reviewing the five steps in the Open Face Felling Technique.

In 2005, the ProLogger program added continuing education element where as all ProLoggers must take an annual class to remain a ProLogger in good standing.  The annual classes are referred to Modules. The ProLogger year runs from June 30th to June 30th.

Currently, over 1,600 ProLoggers have taken the base class and have met their continuing education requirement.

Training for the 2018-19 year will begin in September of 2018. The required course is Module 19. 

All ProLoggers must take Module 19 and pay their ProLogger dues ($110) by June 30, 2019 to remain in good standing.

If you have any questions about the ProLogger program contact Jack Swanner at If you have administration questions contact John Hatcher at (800) 231-7723 ext. 5/