Certified Community Forest Warden™

A Certified Community Forest™ is designed to align with federal and municipal urban & community forestry initiatives. Urban Foresters, Public Works, Parks Department and other municipal staff are vital partners in Community Forestry and are eligible to qualify as a Certified Community Forest Warden™.

Get Certified!

1. Submit the application fee

  • Review your qualifications
  • Register for class
  • Get comfortable!

2. Complete the course

  • About 3.5 hours to complete
  • 12 online content modules
  • 8 post-module quizzes--no final exam

3. Provide documentation

  • Transcripts and (choose one):
  • Proof of consultancy
  • Educational credential

Investment Cost:

Certified Community Forest Warden $299 annually

Requires 5 Community Forests Council continuing education units per year to maintain certification.


An individual may meet the requirements for the role by:

  • Holding a post-graduate or advanced university degree in the field of forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, agriculture, or other closely related fields
  • Or alternatively achieving advanced industry licenses and certifications

and one of the following:

  • Operating as an independent consultant
  • Employed as an educational professional
  • Other independent capacities