CLP provides training and educational opportunities to Maine Loggers. The program is committed to recognizing the skill and professionalism of those who meet and exceed our standards. 

The CLP program is based on the following standards: 

  • Safety,
  •  Skill, 
  • Knowledge,
  •  Stewardship, 
  • Professionalism 
  • and Pride.   

The program takes pride in the fact that loggers’ accident rate is half what it was when the program began.  As a result, CLP loggers pay up to 59% less for Worker’s Compensation than non-certified mechanical loggers.


  • Remembering Steve Laweryson (1951-2023)
    Steve Laweryson working with CLP professionals Steve Laweryson from Solon Maine, passed on March 11th, 2023, at Togus Veterans Hospital after a short illness. After…
  • Certified Logging Professionals 2022 Banquet
    CLP Advisory Committee Chair Bill Taylor provides a welcome address and program update The CLP program held its 32nd annual banquet on December 2, 2022….
  • Logger Profile: Bill Taylor
    Bill Taylor is a conventional logger in Southern Maine and the current Certified Logging Professional Program Advisory Committee Chair. He has been logging for 45…
  • Mike St. Peter Receives Abby Holman Public Service Award
    Mike St. Peter, the primary safety instructor for Maine TREE’s Certified Logging Professional program, received the Maine Forest Products Council Abby Holman Public Service Award on…
  • Carmel Arborist & Logger Wins 2022 Game of Logging Competition
    2022 Game of Logging Winner Tyler McIntosh receiving the prize for winning the competition The 27th Game of Logging competition (GOL) was held in Greenville,…