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, 2019 (click for more information)

Southern Regional Technical College
Moultrie, GA
Contact Cole Posey - (229) 217-4257 or

GFC has secured a grant to cover the cost of registration for the first 15 landowners from Mitchell, Grady or Decatur counties. Contact Cole Posey directly (contact info above). For all others registering, please click here. Registrants will need to complete the form using PRESCRIBED FIRE as the course name and select MOULTRIE campus from the drop down menu.

October 1-2, 2019

Nessmith-Lane Center
Statesboro, GA
Contact Judy Hendrix - (912) 478-5993 or

Register today! Or click here to download more information.

December 3-4, 2019

Chattahoochee Technical College
Appalachian Campus
Jasper, GA
Call (770) 529-2345 or email for more information, or click here to register online.

For more information, click here to download program flyer