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TOP 2-Day Training


The TOP 2-Day class is the initial training that serves as an entry-point to being TOP Trained.

TOP 2 Day Upcoming Classes

TOP 2 Day Class
April 22 - 23, 2020
SC Forestry Commission
Columbia, SC

TOP 2 Day Class
September 16 - 17, 2020
SC Forestry Commission
Columbia, SC






TOP Update


The TOP Update is the annual continuing education requirement for TOP trained individuals. Beginning in the training cycle (July 1- June 30 each year) after completing the TOP 2-Day class, participants must take the TOP Update and pay an $80 annual fee by June 30 each year to maintain their TOP trained status.

The TOP Update is a facilitated video-based class that will normally take about 2-3 hours. The Update can be facilitated by any SC Registered Forester and is often offered by mills and wood dealers for their wood suppliers and contractors.

2020 TOP Update

  • Many mills, wood dealers, and others will host TOP Update classes -- check with your wood supply contacts for information about upcoming training.
  • The Forestry Association and SC Forestry Commission will host a number of training classes which will be posted here as they are scheduled.

Scheduled TOP Updates

Classes for the 2020 Update will be listed here. Classes at the SC Forestry Commission are taught by the BMP Forester for that area.

TOP Update Class
April 30, 2020 at 10:00AM
at The SC Forestry Commission
Columbia, SC
Area: Columbia, Orangeburg, Sandhills State Forest

TOP Update Class
May 28, 2020 at 10:00AM
at The SC Forestry Commission
Columbia, SC
Area: Pickens, Hampton, Kingstree

TOP Update Class
June 25, 2020 at 10:00AM
at The SC Forestry Commission
Columbia, SC
Area: Newberry, Walterboro, Florence

To register or for questions on TOP Updates, please contact TOP Director Guy Sabin at gsabin@scforestry.org or 803-798-4170.


TOP UPDATE

Renew your current TOP Status by completing the TOP Update and paying an $80 annual renewal fee.



FACILITATORS

The 2020 TOP Update Facilitator’s Guide is now available for order for $50. This package includes the forms, instructions, video, and discussion guides for providing the TOP Update class.





TOP Trained


These listings recognize those individuals who are currently TOP Trained and in the Forestry Association of SC's Timber Operations Professional Program. These lists are updated frequently throughout the year. (Last updated 1/10/20)






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