How Are Foresters Registered?

Specific criteria for forester registration are provided by law and by the State Board of Registration for Foresters. Foresters must have a B.S. or higher degree from an accredited forestry school, pass a Board-administered test and certify that they have no conflicts with the legal or ethical requirements of the Forester Registration Law.

To remain registered, a practicing forester must, on a continuing basis, fulfill education requirements to stay current with state-of-art forest management policies, procedures, and innovations. A forester's registration must be renewed every 2 years to maintain a legal license to practice forestry in Mississippi.