Washington DNR Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Course


This will be a 3-day in-person course held at the DNR’s Northwest Region office in Sedro-Woolley, WA on November 15-17th, 2022. The cost will be $100, but free to DNR employees.

The course will consist of:

  • Approximately 4 hours of Pre-work that will be sent out to students.
  • Two 8-hour classroom days covering Prescribed Burn content
  • A morning field event, followed by an afternoon exam

As a component of the certification process, a student with a passing grade on the exam will coordinate an evaluation burn.  The student will lead a prescribed burn while being evaluated by the Certified Burner Program Manager. If all areas of the evaluation are satisfactory the student will be recommended for certification.

Please email Kyle Lapham in order to enroll your nomination, the class will be limited to 25 students. The deadline for nominations is September 30th, 2022.

Please provide a short description of your prescribed fire experience to aid in the selection process.

Food and Lodging will not be provided, please plan accordingly.

More course information will be sent out to selected students once the deadline has passed.

You can read a forest stewardship notes article about the course here.

This course was established in response to the passing of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 76.04.183

Location: Washington DNR Northwest Region Office
Address: 919 N. Township St., Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 (get directions)
Contact Name: Kyle Lapham, Certified Burner Program Manager
Contact E-mail: kyle.lapham@dnr.wa.gov


Nov 15, 2022 (All day) to Nov 17, 2022 (All day)



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