Online Training Opportunites


NOTE: Online training requires a high speed connection to the internet and in some cases, computer speakers or headphones.

It's Simple: Simple and self-paced - online training is user-friendly and self-directed. Study as much as you need to know, at the pace you learn!
It's Fun: Have fun learning with interactive slides and questions.
It's Official: Important instructions to ensure credit

PLEASE NOTE: An individual can only receive credit once for each course!

COST: Classes are free to MLEP members. The cost for non-members wishing to receive MLEP credit for online training is $75 for 3 hour credit courses and $175 for 6 hour credit courses.

 

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Forest Management Guideline Training- for new members/new QLP's only! (6 hrs. MLEP Credit)

Ash Management Overview-MNDNR (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)
Carbon 101: Understanding the Forest Carbon Debate (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)
Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training MNDOT (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)
Current Issues In Forestry (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)
Hazardous Materials MNDOT(3 hrs. MLEP Credit)
How to Prepare for a MNDOT Audit (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)
MNDNR Purchaser Registration System (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)
OSHA Introduction to Safety Supervision (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)
OSHA Recordkeeping Basics (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)
Truck Weight Compliance Overview (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

 

 

Classes Worth 6 hrs. Credit

 

Forest Management Guideline Training (6 hrs. MLEP Credit)

The eFMG course provides an introduction to Minnesota's Forest Management Guidelines (FMGs). All new MLEP members and QLP site supervisors are required to complete this training. Upon completion, participants will be knowledgeable of the Guidelines and how to implement them in their sale design and harvest operations. Consists of online modules and a paper exercise that must be printed, completed and submitted to MLEP for credit. Will address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2 I 1a-d and SFI FSS PM 6.2 I 1a-d..Completion of the training in one sitting is not required. If you choose to take breaks or continue the training at a later time, you can visit the training home page to continue the training where you left off by using the username and password you set up when registering. You will need to complete all 12 modules and submit a completed timber sale design exercise to receive credit.

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Classes Worth 3 hrs. Credit (must take 2 to meet 6 hrs.)

 

 

 

Ash Management Overview - MNDNR (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

An overview of the MNDNR's efforts regarding the management of ash dominated stands on state lands in Minnesota in response to Emerald Ash Borer. The video presentation discusses current EAB quarantine areas in Minnesota, rules regarding movement of ash and hardwood materials, signs and symptoms of EAB infestation in ash and recommendations for reporting possible EAB issues. It also covers the ash resource priorities, challenges and opportunities throughout the state. Possible management options and suggestions are offered for different types of ash dominated stands. This course will address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2 1 b, c, and d and SFI FSS PM 6.2 1 b, c, and d.The quiz for this course must be completed to receive credit. The first question of the quiz includes instructions and the link to the online training. Results of the quiz are automatically sent to MLEP. Upon successful completion of the quiz, a certificate of completion is available to be printed for your records.

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Carbon 101: Understanding the Forest Carbon Debate (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

The role forests play in carbon sequestration and mitigation may seem fairly straightforward, but there are many factors that should be considered in evaluating and establishing effective policies regarding carbon. Carbon 101 will walk through an overview of the carbon cycle, the issues regarding forest carbon and a discussion of the role forests and wood products have in carbon mitigation for society. This session should help provide a scientifically based understanding of the forest and carbon connection with which viewers can evaluate the ongoing state and national programs related to carbon mitigation. Will address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2 1 a, c, j and k and SFI FSS PM 6.2 1 a, c, j and k.The quiz for this course must be completed to receive credit. The first question of the quiz includes instructions and the link to the online training. Results of the quiz are automatically sent to MLEP. Upon successful completion of the quiz, a certificate of completion is available to be printed for your records.

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training MNDOT (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

The Federal and State motor carrier regulations are designed to ensure highway safety. As a driver, it is important to understand these regulations thoroughly and know your responsibilities. This training explains basic requirements as a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver. It includes topics about online access, important definitions and requirements, driver qualifications, drug/alcohol testing, hours of service, vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance, and interaction with law enforcement officials. Will address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2 I 1g-h and SFI FSS PM 6.2 I 1g-h. Certificate of completion at the end of the course must be printed and sent to MLEP for credit.

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Current Issues In Forestry (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

Keeping up to date with issues in the forest products industry can be confusing and time consuming. The 2020 version of Current Issues in Forestry will provide an overview of the SFI program 2019 Annual Report: "Forests of Opportunity". Additionally, this session will review the Vital Forests/Vital Communities report, in an effort to evaluate how the initiatives developed in that program have impacted the forest products industry since they were implemented. Both segments will ask attendees to think about the current state of Minnesota’s forest industry and decide which issues are most relevant to their operations. Will address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2 1 a and j and SFI FSS PM 6.2 1 a and j. The quiz for this course must be completed to receive credit. The first question of the quiz includes instructions and the link to the online training. Results of the quiz are automatically sent to MLEP. Upon successful completion of the quiz, a certificate of completion is available to be printed for your records.

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Hazardous Materials MNDOT (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

This learning system will teach the fundamental requirements for preparing hazardous materials (HAZMAT or HM) for transportation as well as the basic requirements for transporting hazardous materials on public highways. This training does not satisfy the training requirements of the hazardous materials regulations. Individual employees must determine to what extent this training may be used in assisting them to fulfill their employers training requirements. For additional information on HM Training Requirements, click here. Will address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2 I 1f and h and SFI FSS PM 6.2 I 1f and h. Certificate of completion at the end of the course must be printed and sent to MLEP for credit.

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How to Prepare for a MNDOT Audit (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

The Federal and State motor carrier regulations are designed to ensure highway safety. It is important to have a thorough understanding of these regulations and know the responsibilities of drivers and employers. In order to guarantee compliance, carriers are audited for several reasons. This online training includes topics about types of audits, commercial motor vehicles and insurance requirements, driver qualifications and drug/alcohol testing, hours of service, maintenance requirements, and hazardous materials. Will address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2 I 1f and h and SFI FSS PM 6.2 I 1f and h. Certificate of completion at the end of the course must be printed and sent to MLEP for credit.

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MN DNR Purchaser Registration System (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

An overview of the MNDNR's new online Timber Operator and Purchaser System (TOPS). The video presentation includes a step-by-step orientation to the registration process and demonstration of the features available regarding timber permits. This course will address SFI FMS PM 11.2 1 i and k, and SFI FSS PM 6.2 1 i and k. The quiz for this course must be completed. The first question of the quiz contains the link to the online training. Results of the quiz are automatically sent to MLEP. Full credit for this course requires registration in the MNDNR TOPS program for the company.

Because the MNDNR TOPS program allows one registration per company, only one primary contact for each company can receive credit for completion of this course.

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OSHA Introduction to Safety Supervision (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

Supervising activities on a jobsite includes many responsibilities. Some supervisory knowledge is learned through experience. Safety supervision is not always recognized, understood or implemented. This course is an introduction to safety supervision and will cover a broad range of topics related to the responsibilities a supervisor has regarding the safety of his/her co-workers and employees. WIll address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2.1 1 f and g and SFI FSS PM 6.2.1 f and g. The quiz for this course must be completed to receive credit. The first question of the quiz includes instructions and the link to the online training. Results of the quiz are automatically sent to MLEP. Upon successful completion of the quiz, a certificate of completion is available to be printed for your records.

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OSHA Recordkeeping Basics (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

Introduction to the recordkeeping needed to meet OSHA requirements for businesses. Employers are required to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Provided printable copies of the OSHA 300 Log and OSHA 300-A Summary forms. WIll address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2.1 1 g and l and SFI FSS PM 6.2.1 g and i. The quiz for this course must be completed to receive credit. The first question of the quiz includes instructions and the link to the online training. Results of the quiz are automatically sent to MLEP. Upon successful completion of the quiz, a certificate of completion is available to be printed for your records.

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Truck Weight Compliance Overview (3 hrs. MLEP Credit)

This overview version of the Truck Weight Compliance training course is provided by Program Instructor Greg Hayes and reviews key concepts that are normally addressed during the in person Truck Weight Compliance classes.  This course DOES NOT replace the in person classes, but is designed to give an overview of key information as well as contacts for additional support since the in person classes were cancelled due to Covid.  It is highly recommended that participants plan to attend an in person Truck Weight Compliance class when the classes resume.  Credit for this overview course is good only for MLEP members and is intended to provide information regarding truck weight regulations as part of online options until classes resume.  This course will address concepts related to SFI FMS PM 11.2 I 1g, h and I and SFI FSS PM 6.2 I 1g, h and i. 

The quiz for this course must be completed to receive credit. The first question of the quiz includes instructions and the link to the online training. Results of the quiz are automatically sent to MLEP. Upon successful completion of the quiz, a certificate of completion is available to be printed for your records.

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

Phone (218) 879-5633