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, 2020 (click for more information)

Buena Vista, GA
Contact RT Lumpkin- (478) 957-0307 or

GFC has secured a grant to cover the cost of registration for the first 40 to register. Contact RT Lumpkin directly (contact info above). Registrants will need to pick up meeting materials at local GFC office prior to class.

May 28-29, 2020

Berry College
Mt. Berry, GA
Contact Martin L. Cipollini - (706) 346-7956 or

Register today!