​Registration Information

Next Course Start: April - June 2024

Registration Deadline: February 2024

Cost: $1050 

Length of Course: 10 weeks

Course Resources

Success Guide: This 100% online course requires access to a computer, 10-20 hours a week, and your professional support network. 




Cancellation Policy

Written requests received prior to the course start date will be granted a full refund. Requests received within the first week of class will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted to requests received after the first week of classes. To receive a refund send a written request to the Wisconsin Forestry Center.

Course Information


Managing safety, risks, and quality are components that begin on day one and are embedded throughout the development of any UVM program and project. Regardless of your role within the industry, leaders and managers must consider all aspects of safety and risk: safety and risk for the electrical system, safety and risk for the worker, safety and risk for the general public, and safety and risk for the environment. This course introduces safety as a concept of workplace culture. You will learn and practice the processes utilized to manage safety, risk, and quality assurance. These management tools and techniques will ensure that your program meets the challenges of today’s complex work environments aligning with best practices and ROW Stewardship.

Learning Objectives:​​​

  • Explain program safety management related to utility vegetation management.
  • Discover a culture of safety and develop a safety management plan related to utility vegetation management.
  • Examine, explain and outline a program risk management process as it relates to utility vegetation management.
  • Outline, assess and develop hazard risk asseement plans as it relates to utility vegetation management.
  • Outline, examine, explain and deveolop a program quality management plan as it relates to utility vegetation management.​​


This 10-week course is 100% online using a combination of tutorials, discussions, and projects.

Target Audience/Pre-requisites 

This course is designed for utility vegetation management professionals or individuals looking to enter the field. Previous experience with utility vegetation management, arboriculture, or forestry is beneficial but not required.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of UVM Scope, Cost and Procurement Management course.