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Prescribed Burn Manager Re-Certification Process


Certification is for a five-year period, requiring renewal every five years. In order for a certification to be renewed, six hours of continuing education directly pertaining to prescribed burning must be earned prior to the certification expiration date. Burners who do not meet this standard will have their certification expire. Courses and topics that would meet the continuing education requirements would include but are not limited to: fire behavior courses, fire behavior calculations courses, ignition operations courses, fuels and fuels modeling courses, fire effects courses, smoke management courses, and any course offered or sponsored by the Alabama Forestry Commission specifically for the purpose of providing continuing education for prescribed burning.

For a list of AFC-sponsored training workshops, see Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Training.

To receive Certification Renewal, Burn Managers should submit an Application for Prescribed Burn Manager Re-Certification, along with proof of continuing education accomplishment and a non-refundable $50 certification fee prior to the expiration date of their certification. Please send applications to:

Alabama Forestry Commission
Attn: Prescribed Burn Certification Program
P. O. Box 302550
Montgomery, AL 36130-2550

Please note: Burners who paid $100 to attend an AFC-sponsored recertification workshop and are applying following successful completion of that training do not have to pay an additional $50 application fee when submitting the application for recertification. The completed application and proof of training are all that is required for those burners.

For more information contact Marti Davis.