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 Program meets the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program standards to be recognized as a Qualified Logging Professional.
The TOP 2-Day course and TOP Update annual continuing education provide the latest information on timber harvesting, safety, business and environmental regulations. The program 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:
TOP 2-Day Initial Training Information
TOP Annual Update for Continuing Education
TOP Trained Lists by Name and Company
If you allow your TOP Trained status to expire on June 30 you must choose one of the following options to be reinstated: