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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
September 18-19, 2019

Class location: Forestry Commission headquarters, 5500 Broad River Road, Columbia SC, 29210

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.

2019 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.
  • Facilitators may order 2019 TOP Update training materials now.

Scheduled TOP Updates

Make-up classes for the 2019 Update will be scheduled as needed based on demand.

Questions? Contact TOP Director Guy Sabin at or 803-798-4170.



Facilitator Guide

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 10/8/19)

The Forestry Association of South Carolina
4901 Broad River Road   |   Columbia, SC 29212
803.798.4170   |

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