It's Not Too Late to Apply for 2016 Certification!
AFE's Wildland Fire Professional Program
AFE's Wildland Fire Academic Program
Deadline for this year's consideration is 
July 1, 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 is July 1, 2016.
The application cost ranges from $60-150, depending on the certification applied for.

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 is July 1, 2015. Institutional applicants will be notified by December 1, 2015.  The application fee for the initial five year certification is $500.
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.
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
Registration opens June 15, 2016  
Call for Abstracts  closes June 24, 2016

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
Website coming in July 2016