It’s early in the year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about becoming a Certified burner. Several states have already announced their 2014 Certified Burner course dates!
If you would like to become a Certified prescribed burner, you will need to complete a Certified prescribed burner training course (at a minimum) for the state in which you intend to conduct your burning. Be aware that some states may have additional requirements beyond the training course, such as participating in live burns or preparing a burn plan.
Since many prescribed burners cross state lines when burning, you may be interested in becoming Certified in multiple states. This is a possibility, however, it may not be necessary. Did you know that some states include reciprocity with neighboring states? If you are already a Certified burner in your state, you may first want to check with the other state forestry agency for the state in which you wish to burn to see if they recognize reciprocity with your state.
Below is a list of the 2014 Certification courses throughout the Southeastern states. Because there are usually only a few courses offered per state each year, be sure to plan ahead and register early!
Please check back frequently, as this list will be updated as new courses are scheduled. You may also check with your state forestry agency for possible additional dates that may not be included on this list.
October 7-8, 2014 NC Prescribed Fire Training Center, Montgomery Community College, Troy, NC (full registration details will be posted here when finalized)
SOUTH CAROLINA: October – December (exact dates TBA)
More information about the Certification Training can be found here.
May 14-15, 2014 – information and registration Darton State College; Albany GA Contact: 229.317.6872 – Jane Zingaro
September 9-10, 2014 – information and registration Rural Development Center; Tifton, GA Contact: 229.386.3416 – Renae Woods
November 4-5, 2014 – information and registration Georgia Southern University; Statesboro GA Contact: 912.478.5993 – Judy Hendrix-Poole
Certified Burner Correspondence Course (web-based): Year-Round. Find more details on the online course here.
Classroom version: Dates TBA
Full details and registration information for both the Certification Courses and the Re-Certification Workshops can be found here.
AL Certification Courses:
August 5 – 8, 2014 Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences 602 Duncan Drive South, Auburn, AL 36849
July 14-17, 2014 Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia, AL 36420
September 8 – 11, 2014 Guntersville State Park Lodge 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL 35976
AL Re-certification Workshops:
August 27, 2014 Alabama 4-H Center 892 4-H Road, Columbiana, AL 35051
September 19, 2014 Reid State Technical College Edith A Gray Library and Technology Center, Evergreen, AL 36401
September 25, 2014 Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences 602 Duncan Drive South, Auburn, AL 36849
April 8 – 10, 2014 Southern Regional Fire Training Center 3139 Highway 468 W Pearl, MS 39208
May 13 – 15, 2014 Mississippi Highway Patrol 160 Highway 84E Brookhaven, MS 39601
March 7, 2014 Louisiana Prescribed Burner (Marshland) Certification Workshop Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, 314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux, LA Contact: Cornelis de Hoop or Joey Breaux, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
April 2-4, 2014 Louisiana Prescribed Burner (Forest Land) Certification Workshop Hill Farm Experiment Station, 11959 Highway 9, Homer, LA 71040 Contact: Ricky Kilpatrick or Cornelis de Hoop, RKilpatrick@agcenter.lsu.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Buffalo: Dates TBA
Texas A&M Agrilife Prescribed Burning School Sonora Research Station February 20-22, 2014
Advanced Prescribed Burning School
Sonora Research Station
March 6-8, 2014 Contact Jeanne Andreski at 979-862-2128 for registration form.
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