Washington DNR Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Course


The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering it's third Certified Prescribed Burn Manager course. This will be a 3-day in-person course held at the Spokane County Fire District 4’s Community Center in Deer Park, WA on May 23-25th, 2023. The cost will be $100.

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 April 10th, 2023.
The nomination form will have you provide a short description of your prescribed fire experience to aid in the selection process. No pre-requisites are required. 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. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kyle Lapham - Certified Burner Program Manager and check the DNR’s Prescribed fire webpage.

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: Deer Park, WA
Address: Deer Park, WA (get directions)
Contact Name: Kyle Lapham
Contact E-mail: kyle.lapham@dnr.wa.gov


May 23, 2023 (All day) to May 25, 2023 (All day)

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