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GFC Prescribed Fire Certification Training Course (Lunch Provided)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:30 AM - Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 4:30 PM

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. Georgia Forestry Commission instructors will provide instruction on subjects such as fire behavior, fire weather and fire tactics. Course includes self-study  materials online with a hard copy given to participants at the class, a two-day training session and a written state exam. Applicants for certification must pass this exam, 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.  Coffee and biscuits in the morning before class and Lunch will be provided.   


-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 register before May 27th, 2022

Location:  Appalachian Campus, Building B, Room 261

Time:  Registration 7:30-8am   Course 8am-4:30pm                                                       

Course Registration is FREE to the first 30 participants who meet the above criteria.

 Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • If CTC deems it necessary to cancel a class or testing session for any reason, you will be able to receive a full refund or transfer to another class date or testing session, if available.
  • Requests for refunds made at least 5 business days prior to a course beginning are subject to a 3% processing fee.
  • To request a refund please email
  • There are no refunds for requests made less than 5 business days prior to a course beginning.
  Amount Quantity
Please select how many attendees you are registering: $135.00