Certification and TRAQ

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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 jesse.neumann@austintexas.gov

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.

Certification Information:

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.

View Certification Exam Dates here