Prescribed and Certified Burning
Set fires safely and legally for forest management, fire suppression, farming, or restoration
Controlled burning by certified professionals benefits the environment and keeps our communities safe from unplanned fires. Since 1993, our agency has administered the Louisiana Certified Prescribed Burner Program. Act #589 instructs us to conduct the needed training for burners to meet standards as a Certified Prescribed Burner.
To be a Certified Prescribed Burner you must:
Have received either formal or “on the job” training in prescribed burning. Formal courses are taught by the LSUAgCenter .
Have conducted five burns as the supervising professional.
Burn using a prescribed burn plan .
Meet the Louisiana Notification of Burn directives.
Pass the certification exam with a score of 70% or higher.