The TOP Initial Training class serves as an entry-point to being TOP Trained.
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 Initial training, 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 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.
You can take the on-demand training through the Team Safe Trucking online learning portal at https://teamsafe.talentlms.com/.
You will need to set up a free account to log in, then search the course catalog for “TOP Update 2023” to take the class on your own at any time.
Renew your current TOP Status by completing the TOP Update and paying an $80 annual renewal fee.
FACILITATOR TRAINING MATERIALS
Training materials for the 2023 TOP Update may be downloaded at no charge. The Facilitator’s Guide includes instructions and forms for providing the Update. You will also need ONE of the video files, each video includes the entire Update in different file sizes and formats. For best results download the video file to your computer.
NOTE: The Update must be facilitated by a SC Registered Forester or person approved by the TOP Committee. Facilitators may receive credit for classes they provide, but cannot be self-administered. Viewing the facilitator materials alone or on Youtube does not provide credit for the class, please see above for the online training option.
The TOP Update training materials can also be ordered for $50. This package includes the forms, instructions, and discussion guides for providing the TOP Update with choice of video files on USB drive or DVD.
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 1/23/23)
TOP Trained status does not represent any endorsement or guarantee of performance or quality of work by the Forestry Association of SC.