Forester licensure became required by law on July 1, 2016.

The General Assembly has directed the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) to implement a program licensing and regulating foresters.  The purpose of licensure is to safeguard the public welfare by ensuring foresters practicing in Vermont meet established professional standards for training, education, experience, and competence.  Act 166, establishing forester licensure, took effect July 1, 2016.

As we implement the new law, OPR’s goals are to educate and advise foresters and other affected parties, and then to facilitate licensure for eligible foresters in a manner that is simple and minimally disruptive. 

For questions or to contact the board, email or call: Kara Shangraw | 802-828-5434 

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This page was last updated: 2017-02-15