1. To be a logging machinery operator, you usually need some high school education.
2. You receive on-the-job training, which varies from three to sixteen months, depending on the type of woodland operation and the machinery you'll be operating.
3. To be a logging machine operator, you may need heavy equipment operations certification, air brake certification, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certification, first aid certification, and company certification for mobile logging machinery operation.
4. To be a mechanical harvester or forwarder operator, you may need chain saw and skidder operator experience.
5. To be a feller buncher or cable yard operator, you usually need from three to five years' logging experience.
6. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate, and almost 3 in 10 have a Community College diploma.