All certified and insured prescribed burn categories must meet the following minimum requirements for certification:
Applicants for certification as a CIPBM must complete a course approved by the Board and pass the exam. The course consists of general fire training and specialized training for the region in which the person is seeking certification, using training materials developed by the Board. The course will contain formal classroom lectures and practical field sessions, including a prescribed burn. Other training courses may be considered by the Board to meet the required training necessary for certification.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
Applicants must be able to document a minimum of:
1. Three years of prescribed burning within a specific region.
2. Thirty days of prescribed burning not limited by region.
3. Five days of prescribed burning as the responsible individual.
To be certified, at all times a CIPBM must carry:
(a) at least $1 million of liability insurance coverage for each single occurrence of bodily injury to or destruction of property,
(b) with a policy period minimum aggregate limit of at least $2 million.
Certification and renewal fees are $500.00 for a two-year license, contingent upon annual proof of insurance and continuing fire training requirements.