Effective October 17, 2011, the Tree Expert regulations were revised
to increase the license to a two year time frame staggering this change
and increasing the fee to reflect the new two year license.
Effective January 1, 2016, the Tree Expert regulations are
revised to contain a continuing education requirements in order to renew
the license. As the license renewals are on a staggered two year time
frame, this means that those that renew December 2017 can obtain the 8
continuing education credits in the two year time frame from January 1,
2016 to December 2017. Those that renew December 2018 can obtain the 8
credits in the two year time frame from January 1, 2017 to December
2018. And repeat for next two year cycle.
Effective January 1, 2016, Licensed Tree Experts are required to
obtain 8 continuing education credits over the two year period prior to
their renewal. This requirement was requested by the tree care industry
in order to ensure that all licensed tree experts are current in their
knowledge of tree care and are operating in a safe manner.
In response to the Governor’s Executive Orders [Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak], the Maryland Forest Service (MFS) will accept the attached list of online courses to meet the MD Licensed Tree Experts continuing education requirement for those renewing Dec 2020 and Dec 2021 (both odd and even numbered licenses).
Online course form (August 1, 2020)
Online course form (May 5, 2020)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service580 Taylor AvenueTawes State Office Building, E-1Annapolis, Maryland 21401(410) 260-8511& Fax: (410) 260-8595E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)