Certification and TRAQ
COVID-10 Certification/Qualification Updates:
For certification holders that expire December 2021:
All certification holders with a certification expiration date set for 31 December 2021 will receive an extraordinary and complimentary* extension until 29 June 2022 to meet all recertification requirements and complete the recertification process. A communication was sent to impacted credential holders on 16 November 2021.
For questions regarding cancelled/rescheduled exams, ISA has a list of COVID-19 FAQs, here.
- All in-person exams require a candidate to wear a face mask. A person without a mask will not be permitted to sit for the exam. The proctor and/or assistant will not be able to provide these for the test candidates.
- Gloves can be worn but are not mandatory and must be disposed of at the conclusion of the exam in front of the proctor.
- Wash your hands in the restroom upon arrival at the test site.
- Review all World Health Organization signage upon arrival.
For questions regarding certification, TRAQ or in-person exam guidelines, please email Jesse Neumann at email@example.com
Pearson VUE testing centers offering computer-based certification exams are open for testing, some on a 24 hour basis. You can find more information about Pearson Vue Center’s updated information throughout the world here.
For questions regarding certification information, review the arborist handbook here. If you meet the pre-requisites listed in the handbook, fill out an application form here. ISA notifies you if your application is accepted via email, typically within a few days. For eligibility questions, please call ISA directly at (678) 367-0981. A Certified Arborist Study Guide for the exam can be found here.
To view computer based testing locations click here. 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.
ISA Certified Arborist
Already certified? Check your status here.
Testing: Certification exam dates and review classes can be found here.
ISA credential guide with applications can be found here.
Testing center information can be found here.
If would like to obtain CEUs for an event, please give two weeks notice and complete the form and email to Jesse Neumann at firstname.lastname@example.org
CEU Pre-approval Form or email with this information:
Name, phone and email of person to be responsible for CEU forms
Location of event
Is the event open to the public or private?
A complete outline of the workshop with as much detail as possible
List of speakers names
Amount of seat time of each talk. Be sure to add in breaks and lunch.
Email the original signed CEU sheets to ISA and keep a copy for 4 years on file for your records.
If certificants do not sign their name legibly, with their certification number, their CEU’s will not be added to their account.
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