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.

April 17-18, 2017 - information and registration
Southern Regional Technical College, Moultrie, GA
Contact: 229-891-7000


October 4-5, 2017 - information and registration
Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Rome, GA
Contact: Mrs. Mardi Jackson, 706-295-6382


December 5-6, 2017 - information and registration
Coastal Pines Technical College, Waycross, GA
Contact: 912-262-4326

First 50 private landowners registering for this course will receive a complimentary registration! 10/16/17 Update: Only 10 complimentary slots left - register today!