This training program is designed to assist green industry professionals in obtaining the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist designation. All Sessions are in person and include a snow-date. (See Dates and Sessions Descriptions Below)
Attendees of this program will gain an increased knowledge of practices pertaining to the care of trees including tree biology and identification, proper pruning, and safety, soils, tree health and diagnosis. ISA Certified arborists may also attend select sessions for review and qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). DEC Pesticide recertification credits have been applied for but have not yet been granted for sessions. This training may be eligible for Landscape Architect CEUs. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued. Contact the NYS Dept. of Ed for further information.
When you complete the registration and pay, a confirmation email will be sent to you. If you do not receive that email, please contact us. We need a working email to communicate updates and snow-dates.
LOCATION: Carmel, NY (Putnam County)
COST TO ATTEND
REGISTRATION - click HERE to register!
Payment Types Accepted: Credit Card/Bank. Purchase Order (for municipalities/agencies/businesses)
*Study Guide package includes ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide, and Standards Booklets for: Support Systems, Pruning, Transplanting, and Soil Management
Barb Neal– Certified arborist and Plant Care Professional
Jen Lerner– Horticulture and Natural Resources, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County
Mark Chisholm- International Tree Climbing Champion and Certified Arborist, Aspen Tree Experts, Jackson, NJ. Sponsored by Stihl USA
Steve Chisholm- Certified Arborist, Aspen Tree Experts, Jackson, NJ
Gloria Van Duyne- NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation Urban & Community Forestry Program Director
Don Gabel- Plant Care Professional and Instructor
Rick Harper, Ph.D- Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts
ISA Examination Eligibility Requirement
The ISA Certification Board requires a candidate to have a minimum of three years’ experience in arboriculture. Acceptable experience includes the practical use of knowledge involved in pruning, fertilization, installation and establishment, diagnosis, and treatment of tree problems, cabling, and bracing, climbing, or other services that directly relate to arboriculture. Examples of experience sources include but are not limited to:
Tree care companies
Instructors of arboriculture/horticulture
State forestry personnel
Pest Control Advisors/Applicators
The eligibility requirement may also be satisfied with a two-year degree in arboriculture and two years practical experience or a four-year degree in a related field and one year of practical experience.
By submitting your application, you authorize ISA certification staff to contact the practical experience reference named on your application to substantiate your eligibility.
The ISA Certification Program does not discriminate in determining eligibility on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Becoming ISA Certified is a two-step process.
1. Trainees apply to ISA to determine eligibility
2. After approval, enroll to take a computer-based exam
Trainees must apply separately to ISA to be eligible to take the exam.
The application guide can be found here:
Fees For the exam must be paid To ISA.
CCEDC/CCEPC/CCEWC cannot process exam applications nor accept exam fees.
Once your application is approved by ISA you will be able to enroll for the exam. Computer-based exams may be taken at Pearson VUE testing facilities. You must first submit your application to ISA and receive approval prior to scheduling to take an exam.
For testing centers visit: https://home.pearsonvue.com/isa.aspx
More information on Computer-based Exams can be found on the ISA website: https://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/Exam-Information
For further information and/or questions please contact:
Jennifer Lerner: email@example.com
or call ISA at 1 (678) 367-0981
See Above for pricing
Last updated February 14, 2024