Prescribed Fire Certification

The Georgia Forestry Commission offers a certification program for those who practice prescribed burning. Applicants may attend one of several training sessions scheduled throughout the year where they will receive a comprehensive study manual and instruction on subjects such as fire behavior, fire weather and fire tactics. The applicants must pass a written test, have two years of experience and meet a prerequisite of having been the person in charge of five prescribed burns before becoming a certified prescribed burner in Georgia.

For more information on certification contact the GFC Prescribed Fire Coordinator at 478-751-3332 or 1-800-GA-TREES.


Contact the hosting venue to register for a Prescribed Fire Certification Training class.

June 7-8, 2018
Southern Regional Technical College, Thomasville, GA
Contact and registration: Rhonda Geiger, 229-225-4078
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June 18-19, 2018

University of Georgia Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA
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October 24-25, 2018 - Registration opens May 1 - stay tuned for more information!
Sandy Creek Nature Center, Athens, GA
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December 4-5, 2018 - Information coming soon
University of Georgia Campus, Tifton GA
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