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Virginia Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Course

October 2-15, 2023

Description: This course was developed to promote the use of prescribed fire in Virginia, as well as raise the knowledge and awareness of Virginia’s prescribed burn practitioners. Students will gain an understanding of fire history and uses, burn planning and implementation, fire effects, and smoke management. Certified prescribed burn managers can apply for an exemption to the 4 PM Burning Law to complete specific types of burning during the restricted period of February 15 to April 30.


Format: Online self-paced delivery, approximately 24 hours. Students have the flexibility to work through the materials as their schedules allow. Experienced cadre members will host virtual office hours on select dates where students can ask questions and engage in prescribed fire discussions.


Target Group: Landowners, natural resource managers, consultants, and contractors.


Tuition: Free


Nominations Now Open Until July 31, 2023

Course Coordinator: Jason Braunstein (

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This survey was conducted in January 2021 to assess the state of prescribed fire training in the Southeast region.

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