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How Do You Become a Certified Master Logger?

Any logging firm that is owned by a Kentucky or Tennessee Master Logger may apply for membership (click here for membership application). The program has logging firms from outside of Kentucky and Tennessee and the appropriate owners of these firms simply go through the Kentucky or Tennessee Master Logger programs.

Many states surrounding Kentucky have a reciprocation agreement with Kentucky and you can become a Kentucky Master Logger if you are in one of these states and have gone through their logger training program.

If you are interested in the Certified Master Logger Program, look at the membership application and contact Jeff Stringer, Director of the Certified Master Logger Program ( for more information or Ken Negray, Certification Forester with NewPage Corp. (  You may also contact Mark Schuster ( at the Kentucky Master Logger office which is also the administrative office for the Certified Master Logger Program. 


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