Frequently Asked Questions


May I skip the Introduction to Forest School course and move straight to the teacher course?

The introduction course builds a common vocabulary and defines the principles that are foundational to all the courses we offer. The classes are required core classes for Forest School Teacher and Forest and Forest School Director Courses of Study.

Is the training in person or virtual?

We offer both. Our online courses are hosted as live Zooms. We also provide custom-designed training (online and in person) for organizations with six or more teachers. We also will be hosting regional retreats in 2022! Watch for our announcements under the Special Events link above. 

Are the classes recorded lessons?

We conduct LIVE Zoom sessions so that you can interact with the instructors and a cohort of students. Some recorded sessions are available in the case of illness or unexpected absences. Plan on participating LIVE!

What time of day are the classes held?

The classes are held each weekday from 6:00-7:30 PM ET.

 Will I receive a certificate when the course is completed? If so, how long will the certificate be valid?

Once course requirements are fulfilled, you will receive a certificate of completion endorsed by Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The training certification is valid for life. Individual leadership classes as well as year-long courses of study are offered to enrich, inspire, and deepen the impact of your work.

Are scholarships or discounts available?

Scholarships are available if you have definitive plans to open a forest school and have financial need. Contact Dr. Jean Lomino for more information. [email protected]

How do I apply/pay for the training?

You can download the enrollment form by clicking on the Enrollment Form button below. Once you complete the form, send it to [email protected]. Payment options are listed at the bottom of the enrollment form. 

What is the enrollment process?

Our Director of Enrollment, Julie Farmer, will email you additional information upon receipt of your completed enrollment form and payment. You will also receive an additional email with the class schedule and Google Classroom sign-in information one or two days prior to the first day of class. Feel free to reach out to Julie at anytime during the process: [email protected]



Click here to download Enrollment Form!