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Online Logger Training Options

These online logger training options are intended to give participants of the Pennsylvania SFI Professional Timber Harvester Training Program additional opportunities for completing their continuing education (CE) requirements. The value of these trainings will depend greatly on the participants’ motivation to learn and to do so with integrity. Participants agree to personally and honestly participate and complete all course materials and quizzes without assistance, help, or substitution from others. Dishonest use of these programs by training participants could result in a denial of credits and/or the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee generally revoking recognition of these training options.


WEBINARS:

The Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee recognizes and approves webinars that address topics recognized by the SFI Standards and Rules for continuing education (CE)(FMS Performance Measures 11.2 and FSS Performance Measure 6.3). Individuals must participate in live webinars to receive CE credit. CE credit will not be approved for reviewing recorded webinars unless otherwise approved by the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee.

Training program participants can submit upcoming webinars to the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee for a credit pre-approval review. A listing of pre-approved webinars, and other training, is available here:

http://sfiofpa.blogspot.com/

Note that this is not a complete list and only includes the webinars that the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee has reviewed and approved. Also be aware that most webinars are only one (1) hour long. Training participants must complete three (3) additional hours of CE credit to add one (1) year to their training expiration date (i.e., 4 hours = 1 year).

  • TO OBTAIN CREDIT - After participating in the webinar, individuals must submit a completed Non-PA SFI Course Credit Form, a summary of the webinar's content, and a certificate of completion or some other form of attendance verification (Please request that the webinar host send the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee confirmation of your participation). The $20 admin fee applies to each credit submission, so we suggest that individuals wait to accumulate four (4) hours worth of webinars or other training and submit them all at once.

SELF-PACED/ASYNCHRONOUS LOGGER TRAINING COURSES:

Self-paced/asynchronous online courses give training participants the flexibility to complete training when it is most convenient for them. These training options have been approved for continuing education (CE) credit in the Pennsylvania SFI Professional Timber Harvester Training Program. Each program requires different verification methods and approved credit amounts vary. Please carefully read and follow all instructions. All courses are free to complete. Credits will need to be submitted for each individual course using the Non-PA SFI Course Credit Form. A $20 fee applies to each credit submission, so we suggest that individuals wait to accumulate four (4) or eight (8) hours worth of training courses and submit them all at once. All CE requirements apply, so none of the courses can be completed more than once in a 5-year period for CE credit (please refer to our Training Program Policy for a complete summary of training requirements).
 

Virginia SHARP Logger Online Training: (1 year of CE credit)

  • Go to http://sharplogger.vt.edu/onlineCE.html
  • Courses are free to access and complete.
  • Individuals must complete all six (6) of the following courses in order to receive 4 hours (1 year) of continuing education credit:
    • BMP's for Temporary Haul Roads and Skid Trail Closeout (43 mins)
    • How to Conduct a Deed Search (37 mins)
    • Basic Timber Cruising - Timber Inventory & Assessment (30 mins)
    • Basic Chainsaw Safety & Directional Felling (36 mins)
    • Limbing and Topping Safety (39 mins)
    • Forestry BMPs: Applied Research Results (35 mins)
  • Please direct technical support questions/issues to the Virginia SHARP Logger program
  • TO OBTAIN CREDIT - After completing each training, participants must take a screenshot of the final slide, including the table of contents that show a check mark by each segment (Click here for an example - each final slide looks a little different and some actually present a certificate of completion). You can do this by either taking a clear picture of your computer screen with your smart phone, or by pressing the [Ctrl][Print Screen] keys on your keyboard at the same time and pasting the image into a Word Document or Microsoft Paint. The course will not be counted for credit if the screenshot is not included. The course will not be counted for credit if the screenshot cannot be read. DO NOT attempt to submit the training for credit through the webinar survey form at the end of each course! It will go to Virginia Tech and be ignored. For each class, participants must submit a completed Non-PA SFI Course Credit Form (leave the "Discussion Leader" and "Discussion Leader Signature" entries blank) and the screenshot. A $20 admin fee is required for each credit submission to the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee. Courses will only count for CE credit once every five years.

USDA Forest Service: An Introduction to the American Chestnut (1 hour of CE credit / 0.25 years)

  • TO OBTAIN CREDIT - After listening to the full presentation, participants must successfully complete the five (5) question post-course exam on page 80 and receive a 100% score. Participants must take a screen shot of their exam results that includes the date and time from their computer (Click here for an example). You can do this by either taking a clear picture of your computer screen with your smart phone, or by pressing the [Ctrl][Print Screen] keys on your keyboard at the same time and pasting the image into a Word Document or Microsoft Paint. The course will not be counted for credit if the exam screenshot is not included. The course will not be counted for credit if the screenshot cannot be read or the date/time is not included. Additionally, participants must also download or print their certificate of completion (Click here for an example) on page 88 of the course. The screenshot and certificate of completion must be submitted with a completed Non-PA SFI Course Credit Form (leave the "Discussion Leader" and "Discussion Leader Signature" entries blank). A $20 admin fee is required for each credit submission to the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee. This course will only count for CE credit once every five years.

TEAM Safe Trucking: (Up to 5 years of CE credit)

  • Register as a new student (free): https://teamsafe.talentlms.com/index
  • Courses are free to access and complete.
  • After logging in, courses can be added to profile by clicking the TEAM Safe Trucking logo in the top right corner of the screen, then clicking "Course catalog" at the top of the menu on the right side of the screen. "Individuals can complete any combination of four (4) hours of training from the following list of approved classes for one (1) year of CE credit, or any combination of eight (8) hours of training for two (2) years of CE credit:
    • Entry Level Driver Training - Must complete each of the following modules and provide the final certificate of completion (8 hours)
      • Basic Operation [A1.1.1 through A1.1.7]
      • Safe Operating Procedures [A1.2.1 through A1.2.7]
      • Advanced Operating Practices [A1.3.1 through A1.3.3]
      • Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions [A1.4.1 through A1.4.3]
      • Non-Driving Activities [A1.5.1 through A1.5.10]
    • Module 1 - Must complete each of the following and provide individual certificates (2 hours)
      • Introduction to TEAM Safe Trucking
      • Driver Condition
      • Driver Qualification
      • Vehicle Condition
      • COVID19
    • Module 2 - Must complete each of the following and provide individual certificates (2 hours)
      • Clearances
      • Distracted Driving
      • Preventing Rollovers
      • Speeding
    • DOT Inspections - Must complete each of the following and provide individual certificates (1 hour)
      • How to Survive a D.O.T. Audit
      • DOT Inspections
    • On the Road - Must complete each of the following and provide individual certificates (2 hours)
      • Backing
      • Breakdowns
      • Coupling & Uncoupling
      • Following Distance
      • Passing & Being Passed
      • Railroad Crossings
      • Right of Way
      • Turns & Curves
      • Wood's Roads
    • Alcohol & Drugs - Must complete each of the following and provide individual certificates (1 hour)
      • Part 1
      • Part 2
      • Part 3
    • At the Mill - Must complete each of the following and provide individual certificates (2 hours)
      • Entering & Exiting
      • Fall Prevention
      • Loading & Unloading
      • Mill General Safety Rules
      • Mill Safety Challenges
    • Driver Fatigue (1 hour)
    • Multi-Contractor Liability (1 hour)
  • Please direct technical support questions/issues to the TEAM Safe Trucking

  • TO OBTAIN CREDIT - After listening to the full presentation and successfully passing all quizzes, participants must download or print the certificate of completion provided at the end of each course (Click here for an example). All required certificates of completion (note that several of the credit options above will require multiple certificates) must be submitted with completed Non-PA SFI Course Credit Forms (leave the "Discussion Leader" and "Discussion Leader Signature" entries blank). A separate form is required for each certificate submitted. A $20 admin fee is required for each credit submission to the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee. Each course will only count for CE credit once every five years.

OSHAcademy Training: (Up to 4 years of CE credit)

  • Register as a new student (free): https://www.oshatrain.org/dashboard/register-new-student.php
  • Courses are free to access and complete.
  • Individuals can complete any combination of four (4) hours of training from the following list of approved classes for one (1) year of CE credit, or any combination of eight (8) hours of training for two (2) years of CE credit:
    • 105 - Hazard Communication: Basic (1 hour)
    • 107 - Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans (1 hour)
    • 108 - Personal Protective Equipment: Basic (1 hour)
    • 112 - Introduction to Safety Supervision (1 hour)
    • 113 - Introduction to Safety Leadership (1 hour)
    • 144 - Introduction to OSHA (1 hour)
    • 155 - Welding safety: Basic (1 hour)
    • 159 - Hearing Protection: Basic (1 hour)
    • 160 - Tool Safety: Basic (1 hour)
    • 602 - Heat and Cold Stress Safety (1 hour)
    • 621 - Controlled Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) (2 hours)
    • 638 - Preparing Workplaces for COVID19 (2 hours)
    • 655 - Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace (2 hours)
  • Please direct technical support questions/issues to the OSHAcademy
  • TO OBTAIN CREDIT - Courses are free to access and complete, but participants must purchase an official certificate of completion (.PDF for $15.99) for each course to provide the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee with verification of successful completion. For each class, participants must submit a completed Non-PA SFI Course Credit Form (leave the "Discussion Leader" and "Discussion Leader Signature" entries blank), and an official certificate of completion. A $20 admin fee is required for each credit submission to the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee. Each course will only count for CE credit once every five years.
 
 
 
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