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.

May 10 - 11, 2016 - information and registration
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega GA
Contact: 706-864-1918


September 21 - 22, 2016 - information and registration
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro GA
Contact: Judy Hendrix-Poole, 912-478-5993


December 8 - 9, 2016 - information and registration
University of Georgia Campus, Tifton GA
Contact: Renae Woods, 229-386-3416