Registration Information

 Next Offering: January 10, 2021

Registration will open in Nov. 2021 

Course Resources 

Success Guide: This 100% online course requires access to a computer, 8-10 hours a week, and your professional support network. 

Book List: 4 books are required in advance of starting this course. See the full course list here.

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




Course Information


Managing vegetation in our Rights of Way (ROW) means taking a systematic or integrative approach. This course introduces the the different integrative management approaches used in Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) and helps participants identify best practices for integrated vegetation management  (IVM). 

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the typical Utillity Vegetation Managment (UVM) plans
  • Evaluate integrated vegetation management (IVM) and UVM programs 
  • Compare/contrast IVM and UVM process models
  • Correlate IVM and UVM using best practices


This 3-week course is 100% online using a combination of tutorials, discussions, and projects. All course work is delivered asynchronously, i.e. no set meeting times.

Participants can expect to spend 8-10 hours per week completing the assigned tasks.

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 Program and Project Management course.

Book List: 4 books are required in advance of starting this course.  See the full list here.  This list is subject to change.