2022 Workshop Offerings - all current classes are listed below. Check back often for updates!

 

Click on the workshop title to view class descriptions, dates, and locations. Workshops with current openings will have a "register" link. This page will be updated as needed with any new training opportunities that may become available throughout the year. Classes are free to MLEP members unless otherwise indicated and pre-registration is required for all classes.

Click here to view the 2022 workshop brochure

If you have any questions about individual training requirements, review them here or contact the MLEP office.

NOTE: Registrations cannot be accepted until membership dues are paid in full!

 

MLEP Credit Classes

 

Bemidji Logger Conference
Cohasset Logger Conference
Virginia Logger Conference
Forest Managment Guidelines Onsite
Truck Weight Education
Wood Markets & Hardwood Management

 


Online Training: Click below for descriptions and to begin training

PLEASE NOTE: An individual can only receive credit once for each course! Check with MLEP office if you are unsure what you've taken in the past!
Forest Management Guideline Training - for new members or new QLP's only!
Ash Management Overview - MNDNR
Carbon 101: Understanding the Forest Carbon Debate
Current Issues In Forestry
MNDNR Purchaser Registration System
OSHA Introduction to Safety Supervision
OSHA Recordkeeping Basics
SFI Training Blocks 1 and/or 2
Truck Weight Compliance Overview

 


Bemidji Logger Conference (6 hrs. MLEP Cr.)

The annual northwest spring logger conference in Bemidji, MN is back! This day of MLEP training to accommodate those needing 6 hours of MLEP (SFI) training to meet the Qualified Logging Professional training standard. The MLEP training days will consist of educational seminars and opportunities to interact with vendors. A variety of topics will be covered throughout the day. More information will be available soon!

 

April 27 - Sanford Center - Bemidji FULL

 

 

 

 

Cohasset Logger Conference (6 hrs. MLEP Cr.)

New this year - the second spring conference will be held in the Grand Rapids/Cohasset area! This day of MLEP training to accommodate those needing 6 hours of MLEP (SFI) training to meet the Qualified Logging Professional training standard. The MLEP training days will consist of educational seminars and opportunities to interact with vendors. A variety of topics will be covered throughout the day. More information will be available soon!

 

April 28 - Cohasset Community Center- Grand Rapids FULL

 

 

 


Virginia Logger Conference (6 hrs. MLEP Cr.) register

The second annual fall logger conference will be held again this year in Virginia. This day of MLEP training to accommodate those needing 6 hours of MLEP (SFI) training to meet the Qualified Logging Professional training standard. The MLEP training days will consist of educational seminars and opportunities to interact with vendors. A variety of topics will be covered throughout the day. More information will be available soon!

 

October 18 - Iron Trail Motors Event Center - Virginia

 

 

 

 

Forest Management Guidelines Onsite (6 hrs. MLEP Cr.) register

This workshop offers an onsite option to complete the online Forest Management Guidelines course for those without access to a computer or high speed internet service or those who are not comfortable completing the online training independently. The online modules will be completed as a group in the classroom. The paper exercise will be completed individually by each attendee for credit. A moderator will present the modules, coordinate discussion of the topics and be available to answer questions related to the paper exercise.


May 10 - Beltrami County
CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

August 23 - Crow Wing County TBD

 

 

 

 

Truck Weight Education (6 hrs. MLEP Cr.) register

Participants will review the laws governing gross weights, road restriction weights, axle weights and seasonally increased weights. The workshop will also address the differences between state and local systems, road damage issues, reading weight charts and the advantages and reasons for proper tire sizes, axle spacing and axle configurations, and things to consider when purchasing a new truck or altering a current truck.


This workshop is being funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and presented by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies. The instructors will be retired State Patrol Lieutenant Tom Nelson, and retired Commercial Vehicle Inspector Paul Robischon.


This workshop includes coffee breaks and program materials. Registrants are on their own for lunch.


March 8
- Rochester
March 9 - Mankato
March 14 - Carlton
March 16 - Brainerd
March 22 - E Grand Forks
March 23 - Detroit Lakes
March 29 - Marshall
March 30 - Buffalo
April 5 - Bloomington
April 14 - St. Cloud
April 18 - Willmar

 

 

 

 

Wood Markets and Hardwood Mgmt. (3 or 6 hrs. MLEP Cr.)

Morning Session (3 hrs. credit) - Do you want to expand your markets? Do you just want to know more about the current market climate in MN? Want updated information about wood products produced in MN, where they go and how they are used? Representatives from the major wood using facilities in the region will be on hand to discuss the latest information about the products they produce, utilization specifications, resource needs, woodyard safety and more. The class will be held in the Blandin woodyard. Opportunities to discuss market relationships will be available individually outside of the class meeting time. Pricing and deliveries will not be discussed by anyone during the training session in accordance with Antitrust laws.

Afternoon Session (3 hrs. credit) - Minnesota's hardwood forests offer several opportunities for management.  Managing those forests requires an understanding of how hardwoods evolve and react to changing conditions and treatments.  This afternoon session will be field based and cover some of the hardwood management techniques and market opportunities for products. You must attend both morning and afternoon for 6 hrs. credit.


September 15
- Grand Rapids

 

LogSafe Credit Classes

 

Photo ID required on the day of attendance per MN DOLI requirements

CPR/1st Aid Certification (8 hrs. LogSafe Cr.) register

During these classes, attendees will learn to respond to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies with and without the availability of an AED device. First aid will cover bleeding emergencies, burns, head injuries, heat and cold injuries and basic wound care until help can be attained. Attendees will discuss communication strategies and possible limitations, emergency response time and other issues related to remote work locations. Classes will be allocated a total of 8 hours, 4 of those hours for Basic CPR and AED CPR and 4 hours of Basic first aid. Each student will be issued a Basic CPR and First Aid card indicating class and date of completion. This class is a skills based class and class length will be based on the amount of time required for every attendee to successfully demonstrate the required skills. This class meets the OSHA Logging Standard 1910.266 requirement for CPR/First Aid certification.


April 5 - Virginia
April 13 - Cloquet FULL
April 19 - Brainerd
April 26 - Bemidji FULL
April 29 - Grand Rapids FULL
May 3 - Baudette FULL
May 4 - International Falls
May 13 - Two Harbors
October 19 - Virginia
October 25 - Cloquet
November 29 - Bemidji
December 6 - International Falls
December 13 - Cohasset

 

OSHA (4 hrs. LogSafe Cr.) register

All OSHA training will take place in the mornings 8 AM to noon unless noted below.

LogSafe OSHA
These classes will provide an overview of general safety topics related to recent work comp injuries and claims for the logging industry in Minnesota. Topics to be covered may include: preventing equipment fires, slips and falls prevention, emergency response call systems, hydraulic safety, tire maintenance safety, general health and personal safety, GHS labeling systems, 1st aid kit requirements, emergency planning and communication strategies, and other topics as deemed appropriate to address trends in logging safety. Topics covered during individual classes will vary due to instructor availability. Will address concepts related to 2022 SFI Standards..

 

March 22 - Rochester
April 5 - Virginia
April 12 - Cloquet FULL
April 19 - Brainerd
April 26 - Bemidji FULL
April 29 - Grand Rapids FULL
May 3 - Baudette FULL
May 4 - Intenational Falls
May 13 - Two Harbors
October 19 - Virginia
October 25 - Cloquet
November 29 - Bemidji
December 6 - International Falls
December 13 - Cohasset


Training and Educational Materials

Follow the link below for training and educational materials from past workshops, along with other useful resources and articles.

 

 

Minnesota Logger Education Program - 1111 Cloquet Ave; Suite 7 - Cloquet MN 55720

Phone (218) 879-5633