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4901 Broad River Road

Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: 803.798.4170

Timber: #1 Cash Crop
90,000 Jobs

  4901 Broad River Road

P O Box 21303

Columbia, SC 29221

The TOP Program

 Timber Operations Professional Program

The Timber Operations Professional (TOP) Program is the Forestry Association of South Carolina’s commitment to raising the professional standard of timber harvesting. TOP is designed to improve safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

The TOP 2-Day course provides the latest information of timber harvesting, safety, business and environmental regulations. The course is tailored primarily for loggers, job foreman, site preparation contractors, foresters and procurement managers.

In order to become TOP Trained in South Carolina, an individual must successfully complete the TOP 2-Day course. Upon completion, the individual will need to maintain his or her status by fulfilling two annual requirements:

1. All participants will be required to view the most current TOP Update Video. Viewing sessions will be offered and coordinated by approved facilitators. Please contact your mill representative, forester or procurement manager for specific details about training events. For more information on upcoming classes and training events, please check our calendar.

2. All participants will pay an $80 annual fee to maintain current TOP Trained status. The TOP Committee will use these fees to pay for video production costs and various program expenses. .

If an individual does not complete both of these annual requirements by the June 30th deadline, that person will have to repeat the TOP 2-Day course in order to be reinstated. 


Upcoming TOP 2-DAY classes will be:

October 11-12, 2017 at SC Forestry Commission
Registration Form for October 11-12


Additional Resources

If you are unable to print this guide yourself and would like FASC to mail a copy for $5.00, please contact Guy Sabin, Sr. Director of Policy, Certification & Training at

803.798.4170 or


There are two ways to pay for the TOP 2-Day:

1) Online by completing the form below and clicking the 'submit' button. This will take you to PayPal link where you can pay for the course via credit/debit card.

2) Click on the registration form link to download a printable registration form. Mail your completed form and a check {in the amount of $200 made payable to FASC} to the following address:

4901 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29212

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Other important information regarding the TOP Program:

*For OSHA Logging Standards - click HERE

*For OSHA Standard 1910.1030 [Bloodborne Pathogens] - click HERE

*For a sample TOP 2-Day Agenda - click HERE

TOP 2 Day Class
For more information contact Guy Sabin @ 803-798-4170 or email