The Georgia Forestry Commission offers a certification program for those who practice prescribed burning. The certification program requires applicants to meet a prerequisite of having been the person in charge of five prescribed burns. Applicants may attend one of several training sessions scheduled through out 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 in order to become certified prescribed burn managers.
For more information on certification contact the GFC Prescribed Fire Coordinator at 478-751-3332 or 1-800-GA-TREES.
April 16 & 17, 2013 – information and registration
Darton State College; Albany GA
Contact: 229.317.6726 – Michael White
May 21 & 22, 2013 – information and registration
North Georgia College; Dahlonega GA
Contact: 706.864.1918 – Jane O’Gorman
September 24 & 25, 2013
Georgia Southern University; Statesboro GA
Contact: 912.478.5993 – Judy Hendrix-Poole
(This information was taken from the Georgia Forestry Commission website)