CFEgroup is a one-stop-source for continuing education opportunities for loggers, foresters and other natural-resource professionals. Offering a variety of training courses, ranging from forest pesticide use to the intricacies of timber taxes, CFEgroup provides easy access to a variety of state-required continuing education units (CEUs). Founded by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and maintained by the Texas A&M Forest Service, CFEgroup delivers quality continuing education and CEU account management.
CFEgroup is focused on providing continuing education for forestry professionals and landowners. From the site, you can access high-quality courses focusing on a wide range of relevant topics, including Arboriculture, Forest Management, Pesticide Safety Education, Urban Forestry Management, and the Urban-Wildland Interface.
A key feature of CFEgroup is the account management system, allowing you to obtain, print and manage CEUs for various professional organizations.
CFEgroup was developed by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service unit of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University, with initial funding provided by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service and the Renewable Resources Extension Act. Additional funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council.
The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management AgriLife Extension Unit consists of forestry, urban forestry, and range specialists across Texas. Forestry specialists develop and present programs in the areas of traditional forestry, urban forestry, and woody biomass; many of these programs serve as course materials for CFEgroup.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service is also the largest forestry research organization in the world, and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies.
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council is an organization that supports education, projects, and groups related to urban and community forestry. The council seeks to establish sustainable urban forests for all communities.
As of June 2013, the website, its course content and technical support are provided by the Texas A&M Forest Service.