DEEP: Forest Practices Study Guide

Forest Practices Study Guide

For individuals that plan to achieve Connecticut Forest Practitioner Certification, the CT DEEP Division of Forestry has prepared a study guide.  The study guide contains a description of the requirements for certification, describes the three different levels of certification that can be achieved, provides reference information to assist applicants in passing the certification examinations, and will serve as a valuable reference aiding practitioners in complying with regulations once they have achieved certification.

In February 2008 the Forest Practitioner Study Guide underwent a major revision.  The Department recommends that practitioners obtain the new edition of the Study Guide to prepare for the examinations.  The 3rd Edition of the Study Guide, distinguishable from past editions by a color cover and publication year on back cover, includes changes in OSHA standards, Best Management Practices and enhanced diagrams as well as changes in the Forest Practices Act that became effective in 2007. Practitioners that plan to prepare for any examination taken after October 2008 must take the necessary steps to make themselves aware of these changes.  

Copies of the Forest Practitioner Study Guide are available through the DEEP Online Store (Item #114).  The cost of the Forest Practitioner Study Guide 3rd Edition is $15 per copy plus tax and shipping. The Study Guide may also be ordered by phone or email. 

The DEEP Online Store

Telephone/Email orders: (860) 424-3555 or (860) 424-3692/Fax: (860) 424-4088/ E-mail:

For more information on the certification program, contact:

DEEP, Division of Forestry
79 Elm Street, 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone: (860) 424-3630

Forest Practitioner Certification

Content last updated September 2017