2019 Certified Logger Recertification Credit Changes

Application for Recertification Credit.
Due to the law changes in Senate Bill 404, Certified Loggers will now have to take six credit hours of training with every certification reapplication. Initial Certification Requirements are not changing.

Two of the six hours must be WV Laws and BMP's, leaving operators to gather four credit hours on their own. The following application should be used if you want to apply for credits towards a program or class you are holding or if you want to try and claim credit hours for an event you attended in the last two weeks.

Application for Certified Logger Recertification Credit Hours

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Loggers, have you completed your operation, started a new operation, or moved to a new location? If so, the Timbering Notification Form is now available electronically for your convenience.

This form is in an Excel format so that it can be saved to a computer and the information entered via the computer and submitted to the appropriate Forestry office for the area in which you will be conducting the logging operation.

Original notification with original signature is required. MAIL OR DELIVER THIS FORM SO THAT IT WILL BE RECEIVED THREE(3) DAYS BEFORE beginning the logging operation to the appropriate Forestry Office.

Download the Timbering Notification Form

Download the Timbering Exemption Application

Download the Timbering Exemption Notification Form


Logger /Timber License Applications

West Virginia State Law also requires the holder of a Timber Operator License to be in compliance with other licenses or regulations specified by the State of West Virginia.

To obtain a West Virginia Business Registration Number, contact the Tax Department at (304) 558-3333 or visit their website, WV Tax Department

Companies with employees need to provide a copy of Certificate of Insurance or Certificate of Liability Insurance from an approved Worker's Compensation Agent.

If you have no employees or are from out-of-state, you will need to contact the West Virginia Unemployment Compensation Division at (304) 558-2677 or visit their website, WV Unemployment Compensation Division

If you have an account with the West Virginia Unemployment Compensation Division contact (304) 558-2451 to request a compliance letter in good standing.

Certified Loggers & Timber Operators

You as a citizen can do your part to ensure logging jobs and your water continues to be safe. If you or someone you know is planning on harvesting timber, please check to make sure the logging company you use is licensed to complete timbering operations in West Virginia. Download the Licensed Loggers for the most current list of available licensed loggers in the state. By using a properly licensed timber operator AND a certified logger, you know the workers will use BMPs that reduce both soil erosion and water pollution.

For a list of Licensed Timber Operators or Licensed Certified Loggers in West Virginia, download the appropriate form on this page.

Licensed Timber Operators Last updated 7/26/19

Licensed Certified Loggers Last updated 7/26/19

Once you decide to cut, make sure the following criteria will be completed:
  1. Timber Operator is licensed with the West Virginia Division of Forestry.
  2. Obtained logger certification by completing a WVDOF training class.
  3. Filed a timbering operation notification with the WVDOF within three days of start up.
  4. Posted a sign with company name and timbering license number.
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