Certification and TRAQ



On March 17, 2020, ISA headquarters announced all paper, in-person exams will be cancelled through April 20, 2020 or whenever it is deemed safe to hold exams again.  Pearson VUE testing centers offering computer based exams have temporarily closed until April 16, 2020 or whenever it is deemed safe to reopen. The situation is being closely monitored and the Texas Chapter will update here as we get information from ISA headquarters.

For questions regarding cancelled/rescheduled exams, ISA has a list of COVID-19 FAQs.  Click here.

You can find more information about Pearson Vue Center closures throughout the world here.



Certification information and an application form can be obtained by clicking here. As with all Certification Examinations the application must be in the ISA office 12 working days prior to the Exam. ISA Certified Arborist computer based exam now available in Texas. To view computer based testing locations please choose the link below. In order to schedule a computer based exam, you MUST submit your application and/or retake form to ISA. The testing vendor will not allow you to schedule an exam directly through them. Computer based testing locations

Email  Daniel Cottier or by phone, 682-333-6240 for more information.

View Certification Dates here

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Are you losing money? You might be if you do not have an ISA Certification Credential!

Here is why:
1. In a recent survey of 16,000 arborists, it was reported that arborists in the 20-40 age group had a significantly higher income if they were ISA Certified.
2. The ISA Certified Arborist in now required in many municipal, state and federal contracts.
3. Many developers and landscape architects write specifications requiring ISA Certified Arborists.
4 Many commercial tree care companies, municipalities and utilities require either a ISA Certified Arborist or ISA Certified Tree Worker credential.
5. ISA educates the general public through an extensive public relations program. The homeowner is beginning to demand ISA Certification for arborists who work on their trees.
Sign up now and learn what 25,000 other arborists already know. ISA Certification is the mark of the professional arborist!

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