Certificates

Are you a current forestry student or a wildland fire professional? Our certificate programs are designed to keep you up-to-date in the field and fit your career and educational goals.

International Forestry and Conservation Certificate (IFC)

With this certificate, you will be prepared to work in geographically and culturally diverse regions of the world. Through this program of study, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how the activities of humans are changing forests.

To view more information about this certificate, please select whether you are a new Forestry student as of Fall 2013 catalog or later OR are a continuing Forestry student.

Forest Health and Ecological Restoration Certificate (FHER)

While earning this certificate, your program of study will include forest disturbances such as:

  • Overcrowding
  • Insect infestations
  • Severe wildfires
  • Restoration of forest health

Upon completion, you will be on track for a career within federal and state land management agencies.

To view more information about this certificate, please select whether you are a new Forestry student as of Fall 2013 catalog or later OR are a continuing Forestry student.

Human Dimensions of Forest Management (HDFM)

While earning this certificate, your program of study will include forest disturbances such as:

  • Overcrowding
  • Insect infestations
  • Severe wildfires
  • Restoration of forest health

Upon completion, you will be on track for a career within federal and state land management agencies.

To view more information about this certificate, please select whether you are a new Forestry student as of Fall 2013 catalog or later OR are a continuing Forestry student.

Fire Ecology & Management Certificate (FEM)

Would you like to understand fire behavior, prediction, and management? This certificate is ideal if you are a student or fire professional interested in studying the ecological role of fire on:

  • Soils
  • Watersheds
  • Air
  • Flora
  • Fauna

Track 1 - Undergraduate Students

With this certificate you gain knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of wildland fire management. With this program of study you can plan the course sequence and view options to complete the certificate.

To view more information about this certificate, please select whether you are a new Forestry student as of Fall 2013 catalog or later OR are a continuing Forestry student.

If you wish to gain optional credit for your Fieldwork Experience in Fire, please review the FOR 408 Taskbook for more information.

Track 2 - Federal Agency 401-Series Students

This certificate is specifically designed to meet federal agency 401-series requirements. Fire professionals pursuing this certificate must be enrolled in the Federal Agency Training Group (FFAT). Find out more information on current courses,enrollment, and application process for this certificate. Complete course information is also available.

Wildlife Ecology and Management Certificate (WEM)

Through this program of study, you will gain a multifacted understanding of wildlife management - coupled with the knowledge to navigate the social and political world of wildlife management. With this certificate you will be prepared for competitive jobs with government agencies and other organizations involved in wildlife management. The certificate will be especially useful for students pursuing Bachelor's degrees in:

  • Forestry
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science 

To view more information about this certificate, please select whether you are a new Forestry student as of Fall 2013 catalog or later OR are a continuing Forestry student.

The minimum requirements in this certificate are accepted only by the AZ Game & Fish Department. You can still complete other federal agency requirements by using this WEM agency guideline.

Individualized Focus Area (INDV)

Do you have a particular area of study in mind? Here, you will have the option of working with faculty to individualize your focus - targeting your personal area of interest.