​Registration Information

Next Course Dates: January - March 2024

Registration Opens:  November 2023

Cost: $1050 

Length of Course: 10 weeks

Course Resources

Success Guide: This 100% online course requires access to a computer, 10-15 hours a week, and your professional support network. 

Book List: ​This course references 1 additional textbook.

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.​




Contact the Wisconsin Forestry Center​ to be notified of future offerings.

​​Course Information


Successfully completing your UVM program in a safe, compliant, efficient,​​​ and fiscally responsible manner will start with a clear and accurate evaluation of the scope of work to be completed. This workload evaluation will be the key foundation for your success in scheduling, budgeting, and procuring the appropriate resources to meet the needs of your program or project. In this course, you will take a hands-on approach to learn the processes, tools, and techniques for managing scope, resources, schedules, cost, procurement, and contracts. You examine best practices related to typical tree inventories, maintenance cycles, budgets, contracts, and work crew configurations. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • ​Develop a scope of work breakdown plan, including vegetation management control work types and area metrics related to your UVM operations.
  • Develop a resource management process and plan with related risk levels associated with resource maintenance and replacement.
  • Develop a program schedule (time) management plan for your UVM operations.
  • Develop a bottom-up program budget (project) and procurement plan for your UVM Program.
  • ​Examine the program procurement process and explain the impacts related to your UVM Program.​


 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 Compliance and Stakeholder Management.