AFE's Wildland Fire Professional Program
AFE's Wildland Fire Academic Program
Due to recent website maintenance and updates, we are offering an additional grace period to complete your application

All submissions now due by September 9, 2016
Wildland Fire Professional Certification 
Why has AFE developed this Certification Program?
This Certification Program is designed to further ecologically-based fire science and management, to formally identify fire careers as vital professions, to set standards for the preparation of future fire professionals, and to document the education, experience, and training qualifications of members of the fire ecology and management profession.
When is the Deadline and how much does it cost?
This year's deadline for application has been extended until September 9, 2016.

How do I apply?
Learn more about this program with our new   Professional Certification Guidebook, and apply on  our  website.  

Join the Crowd!
You can join the ranks of some of the profession's most esteemed members. View all of our certified members and their level on our website.  

Congratulations to our 2015 Certified Wildland Fire Professionals!

Fire Ecologists: Gregory Cohn, Peter Maholland, Tadashi Moody, Zeb Weese, Richard Reitz, Camille Stevens-Rumann
Fire Managers: 
Richard Reitz, Michael Ward
Senior Fire Ecologists: Henri Grissino-Mayer, Emily Heyerdahl
Wildland Fire Academic Program Certification 
How will becoming AFE Certified help your program and your students?
With the many wildland fire programs to choose from, certified programs should attract more students into their programs. Students who graduate from an AFE Certified program will qualify for an expedited application process to become Certified Wildland Fire Professionals. Recognized programs will be listed on the AFE website, in our newsletter, and in other AFE promotional materials.  

When is the Deadline and how much does it cost?
The deadline for application for this year has been extended until September 9, 2016. 
How do I apply?
To learn more about this program, we now have a comprehensive
Certification Guidebook.  Please read this before you apply. The application can be found on our website.

Join the Crowd!
We now have 8 certified Academic Programs, congratulations to the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point for being the most recent school to get certified.
  • California Polytechnic State University--Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences
  • Colorado State University--Warner College of Natural Resources
  • Humboldt State University
  • Northern Arizona University--School of Forestry
  • Stephen F. Austin State University--Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
  • University of Idaho--College of Natural Resources
  • University of Montana, Missoula--Wildland Fire Sciences & Management Program, College of Forestry and Conservation
  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point--Wildland Fire Sciences Program, College of Natural Resources
Upcoming AFE Events

Beyond Hazardous Fuels: 
Managing Fire for Social, Economic & Ecological Benefits
3rd Southwest Fire Ecology Conference
held concurrently with the
1st Applied Fire Science Workshop

Co-Hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology and the 
Southwest Fire Science Consortium
November 28-December 2, 2016  *  Tucson, Arizona

FireVision 20/20: 
A 20 Year Reflection and Look into the Future
7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress
held concurrently with the 
2nd Applied Fire Science Workshop

Hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology
in cooperation with the Southern Fire Exchange
November 28-December 2, 2017  *  Orlando, Florida