Click here for an Application for Recertification
A Certified Urban Forester must renew his or her certification every three years.
To maintain active certification, a person must comply with the applicable continuing education requirements, which include successfully completing a minimum of thirty (30) Continuing Education Units every three years. A minimum of six (6) units must be obtained from each of the four major domains: Plant Science, Infrastructure, Environment, and Management.
Within sixty (60) days after every third anniversary as a Certified Urban Forester, a nonrefundable processing fee of $100 will be required (if currently a member of CaUFC / $150 for nonmembers) in order to recertify.
While a number of CEU opportunities are posted on our website, CEU’s can be earned from a wide variety of sources, including but not limited to night courses, workshops, conferences, etc. Easy-to-use, self-paced CEU programs are also available for purchase in the Certification Store.
Click here for a blank CEU sign-in sheet.
For additional information for CUF's currently up for recertification, click here
The CaUFC Certification Committee may at its discretion change continuing certification requirements. Should such a change occur, all holders of any affected certification will be notified of those changes and be given six (6) full months to comply with those changes.
TO APPLY FOR THE CALIFORNIA CERTIFIED URBAN FORESTER PROGRAM, click here. Exams are scheduled at a time and location convenient to the exam applicant once an application has been approved.