SWST began accrediting schools for their Wood Science and Technology programs in 1984.
Standards, procedures and guidelines for accrediting educational programs leading to a professional degree in wood science and technology or forest products can be found in the Accreditation Handbook.
Annual Accreditation Program Report form: Five-year interim reports are no longer required. However, all programs accredited by SWST are now required to submit an annual report to maintain accreditation by the Society. A template for this report is available for download, and can also be found in the Appendix of the Accreditation Handbook. This report is used to identify important changes and accomplishments that have occurred in the program during the past year. It is also used to identify the need for the program to submit a substantive change report. Reports must be filed with the Executive Director by February 1 of each year. Failure to submit an annual report may result in the program being placed on probation.
Schools accredited to date:
|Program Reviewed||Initial Accreditation||Most Recent||Expires|
|Mississippi State University, Mississippi State||1987||2007||2017|
|North Carolina State University, Raleigh||1984||2015||2025|
|Oregon State University, Corvallis||1990||2013||2023|
|Pennsylvania State University, University Park||1992||2003||2013|
|State University of New York (SUNY),Syracuse||2002||2003||2013|
|Universidad del Bío-Bío, Concepción, Chile||2009||2009||2019|
|University of Idaho, Moscow||1996||2015||2025|
|University of Maine, Orono||1993||2013||2023|
|University of Minnesota, St. Paul||1985||2007||2017|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University, Blacksburg
|West Virginia University, Morgantown||1989||2009||2019|
|Bogor University, Bogor, Indonesia||2014||2014||2024|