MSU’s online course, Forest Certification and Climate Change, approved for SFI continuing education credits in multiple states.

FCCC is pre-approved for SFI continuing education credits in nine states, and is pending pre-approval in many more.

The states pre-approved for SFI credit are shown in green.

Forest Certification and Climate Change (FCCC) is a mini course expected to take 2-3 weeks to complete for a working professional, offered by the Michigan State University Department of Forestry Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP). This training may be used to fulfill SFI continuing education (CE) requirements in participating states. The course is currently pre-approved for SFI continuing education credits in nine states, and is pending pre-approval in many more.

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FCCC Course Flyer

Forest Certification and Climate Change is designed to provide participants with a robust understanding of how forest land and ecologic services linked to climate change mitigation interacts with existing forest certification. Participants will develop expertise in:

  1. Valuing working forests for carbon sequestration

  2. Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in forest certification standards

  3. Climate benefits for forest certification in wood products

  4. Distinguishing climate benefits in chain of custody standards

  5. Ensuring climate values of harvested wood products (HWPs) through certification

For a comprehensive list of states that have pre-approved this course for CE credits, please view this PDF.

More information about Forest Certification and Climate Change can be found here, or by emailing forestc@msu.edu

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