Forest education certificate; registration for further training to become a certified forest educator

The training is mainly aimed at forest owners who want to expand and improve their range of services.


Forest education is qualified forest-related environmental education.

Forest education includes all learning processes concerning the forest habitat and its functions, which enable the individual and society,

  • in the long term
  • holistically and
  • committed to the common good

and thus to think and act in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Forest education is educational work to promote understanding and acceptance of sustainable forest management. It contributes to education for sustainable development.

With forest pedagogy you can integrate your forest into your offer.

The training to achieve the forest pedagogy certificate is characterized by a modular structure. The advanced training comprises a total of 19 days, which are distributed in weekend blocks over 2 years. In addition, there is an internship with forest tours amounting to 40 hours. The advanced training is completed with an examination consisting of an independently planned and implemented forest tour.


  • Completed vocational training
  • Previous knowledge of forests and forestry desirable



Required documents

  • Proof of completed vocational training


    • Course costs: approx. 1600 €
    • Registration for and taking the exam: 120 €
    • 40 hours of internship: 150 € flat fee
    • The participants bear the costs for accommodation and meals.

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