Forest Practices Study Guide

For individuals that plan to achieve Connecticut Forest Practitioner Certification, the CT DEEP Forestry Division 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.
  • Serves as a valuable reference aiding practitioners in complying with regulations once they have achieved certification.

In 2017, the Forest Practitioner Study Guide underwent a major revision. The Department recommends that practitioners obtain the newest edition of the Study Guide to prepare for the examinations. The 2017 Edition of the Study Guide 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 who plan to prepare for any examination taken after 2017 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 Edition is $21.25 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/ Fax: (860) 424-4122/ E-mail:

For more information on the certification program, contact:

Nick Zito
DEEP, Forestry Division
79 Elm Street, 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone: 860-424-3837

Forest Practitioner Certification

Content last updated in April 2022.