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Prescribed Fire Certification Training Course


Dates: Next course date TBA

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

NOTE: Check-In & Registration begins at 7:30 AM. Class begins promptly at 8:00 AM

Instructor: Ken Parker

Fee: $110.00, includes meals

Location: Southern Regional Technical College – Building A, Room: Conference Center B

SRTC – Moultrie
800 Veterans Parkway North
Moultrie, GA 31788

Registration Form

Prescribed fire is defined as fire applied in a knowledgeable manner to forest fuels on a specific land area under selected weather conditions to accomplish predetermined, well-defined management objectives. Course is designed for prescribed burning managers. The 1992 Georgia Legislature passed the Prescribed Burning Act which allowed the Georgia Forestry Commission to promulgate a Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Program. Although certification is not required to practice prescribed burning in Georgia, the program is offered in the interest of higher learning and achievement for qualified prescribed burn practitioners and landowners.

Certification includes self-study of materials provided by mail prior to the program, followed by a two-day training session and a written test. Applicants scoring 70% or better on this test will receive a numbered certificate. Certification is good for a five-year period from the date the certificate is issued.

This course is designed for Prescribed Burning Managers. Applicants to be successfully certified must have been in charge of five prescribed burns and have had two years work experience in forestry related field or have completed a university-sponsored prescribed burn course. See REQUIRED affidavit. (Affidavit not required to attend class, but must be submitted to become certified.)


Course Objectives


-Participants will be familiarized with Georgia laws and regulations regarding prescribed burning.

-Participants will be familiarized with fire weather, how it relates to prescribed burning, and how to obtain weather information.

-Participants will be familiarized with firing techniques and smoke management as it applies to prescribed burning.

-Participants will become familiar with Air Quality issues in GA, EPD Air Quality laws and the impact that Rx fire has on air quality.

-Participants will be given instructions on how to deal with the media, and the public when questioned about Rx fire. Techniques on how to answer media questions will be presented

-Participants, upon completion of course, will be qualified to become certified burners in Georgia. Affidavit required for certification, but not needed to attend course.


Please call the Economic Development Department at (229) 217-4257 for registration. A book for study will be mailed to you when you register. The registration form below can be printed, completed, and returned via fax to (229) 891-7010, Attn: Economic Development, via e-mail to vsanders@southernregional.edu. To pay by check or credit card, please call (229) 217-4257.

**Please include any dietary restrictions on your registration form**