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   Upcoming Training Opportunities

Online PRESCRIBED BURN TRAINING (24 hour classroom curriculum):  

Texas A&M AgriLife offers six (6) Continuing Fire Training credits, when you complete the Burn school

This online training course is offered by Texas A&M AgriLife and provides an emphasis on fire behavior, how to employ the correct firing technique, and equipment & safety. After successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to schedule your official exam and field component to apply to become a Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager (CIPBM) from TDA.


Texas A&M AgriLife offers two (2) Continuing Fire Training credits focused on laws and regulations and smoke management, when you complete the online class below: 

This course provides a total of 2 CFT's toward the 6 CFT requirement to renew your license. The course covers laws and regulations, gives an overview of brush pile burning procedures, and describes several tools used to effectively manage smoke from a burn pile.  


Upcoming Classes:

Red Buffalo LLC

Texas Prescribed Burn Workshop 4-day Course

January 9-12, 2023

Quail Ridge Ranch

2525 CR 2013, Walnut Springs, TX  76690

Contact:  Keith Blair 830-459-0444,

Registration:  or Red Buffalo on Facebook

Meets Training and Testing requirement for Board Certified TDA prescribed burn manager certification.

Six (6) CFTs will be offered on Monday to current Licensed Burn Managers- $100.00

Full 4-day Training for Burn Manager Certification- $500

VFDS should check for funding (HB 2604)

Lodging available in Glen Rose, Texas


Gus T. Canales Lectureship on Prescribed Burning

4 day Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Course offered every other August.

Contact lead burn instructor Sandra Rideout-Hanzak, PhD.


Texas A&M Forest Service- Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager training course.

Location: Mt. Pleasant, TX- Titus County AgriLife Facility

When: May 2-6, 2022 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) ***Postponed***

Cost: Free (pre-registration required)

*Due to the continued western Texas high fire danger and wildfire response responsibilities of our Texas A&M Forest Service staff and partners, we are unable to deliver the upcoming course on May 2-6, 2022 in Mt. Pleasant. The rescheduled course will be announced once a new date is determined

For more information contact Andy McCrady, Texas A&M Forest Service- Program Coordinator- Fuels, at or visit:


Training Tuition Grants available to qualifying VFD members through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program (HD 2604). Program will cover up to %100 of the actual cost of tuition for a VFD member to attend a Texas Department of Agriculture Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager training course, not to exceed $129 per day and $645 per trainee.


Texas A&M Forest Service, Attn: RVFDAP

200 Technology Way, Suite 1162

College Station, TX 77845

Phone (979) 458-6505


Texas A&M Forest Service grants available to qualifying landowners and properties for prescribed burns conducted by Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Managers.

Find out if you are eligible for cost share assistance for prescribed burning from various organizations like NRCS, TPWD, TAMFS, USFWS, and various NGOs in Texas by visiting the Texas A&M Forest Service- Funding Connector App.

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Training Verification Forms

Training Verification Form (PDF)
Form Instructions (PDF)

For Future Training Opportunities

Contact your regional representative, or

Prescribed Burn Alliance of Texas
Academy for Ranch Management