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Foundations of UVM Certificate

The Foundations of UVM Certificate builds your knowledge and skills fundamental to planning and managing sustainable UVM program plans. The certificate features five online courses and is the first step towards earning your Certified Utility Vegetation Management Professional credential through the Utility Arborist Association (UAA).

FOUNDATIONS OF UVM COURSES

UVM 1: Start your Pro-UVM Journey Here!

North American Electrical Systems

Aug. 12-Sept. 22, 2024

This introductory 5-week course builds foundational knowledge though an overview of the North American electrical system and ties it to utility arboriculture. This course will provide the required introductory knowledge necessary for moving through the remaining courses in the UVM Program. A mandatory orientation begins one week before the course. Registration opens soon. Registration fee: $600

UVM 2

Utility Arboriculture

Oct. 7-Nov. 10, 2024

This 5-week course provides an overview of utility arboriculture and tree biology. Course participants will explore tree risk assessment, tree pruning practices, and treatment control methods as they relate to utility vegetation management (UVM). Registration opens this summer. Registration fee: $600

UVM 3

Leadership and Organizations

Aug. 12-Sept. 22, 2024

Whether your role is to plan and manage a UVM program at the utility level or implement UVM projects at a contractor or consultant level, a shared vision is required to successfully complete the job. Participants in this 4-week course will explore business process mapping within their current company. You will acquire a systems and business process thinking approach and understand how organizational strategy, structure, and culture can impact and align within UVM. Registration opens soon. Registration fee: $500

UVM 4

Program and Project Management

Oct. 7-Nov. 10, 2024

Program and project management skills are crucial for any successful UVM professional. This 5-week course introduces fundamental program and project management processes related to UVM best practices. You will also acquire a systems and business process thinking approach and understand how organizational strategy, structure, and culture can impact and align within UVM. Registration opens this summer. Registration fee: $600

UVM 5

Integrated Vegetation Management

July 8-Aug. 2, 2024

Managing vegetation in our Rights of Way (ROW) means taking a systematic or integrative approach. This 3-week course introduces the different integrative management approaches used in Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) and helps participants identify best practices for IVM. Registration opens soon. Registration fee: $400

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There are required and optional textbooks and resources for UVM courses; however, many are used throughout the entire program and only need to be purchased once.

View the Foundations of UVM Certificate Book List.

PROGRAM PARTNERS

The Wisconsin Forestry Center is proud to partner with the Utility Arborist Association and the Utility Vegetation Management Association to provide the Utility Vegetation Management certificate and credential preparation programs.


QUESTIONS?

Please contact uvm@uwsp.edu