Take your tree care career to the next level by becoming an ISA Certified Arborist.
Let your customers know that you possess the high degree of knowledge that it takes to become certified by the International Society of Arboriculture.
This course is designed to prepare industry professionals for the ISA Certified Arborist exam or as a review if for those already certified. It will cover all 16 chapters in the Arborists’ Certification Study Guide.
Instructors are local professionals in the field of arboriculture and urban forestry.
Anyone is eligible to take this course. You don't have to take the exam or be eligible to take it to take the course.
You must qualify and register with ISA to take the exam (see eligibility requirements for the exam below).
Week 1: Tree Biology, Tree Identification
Week 2: Soil Science, Pruning
Week 3: Water Management, Tree Selection
Week 4: Installation and Establishment, Tree Nutrition and Fertilizer
Week 5: Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Urban Forestry
Week 6: Diagnosis of Plant Disorders, Plant Healthcare
Week 7: Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction
Week 8: Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees
Week 9: EXAM
ISA’s Arborists’ Certification Study Guide 4th Edition is the program material covered in this course. Students are responsible for ordering their own copy through the ISA. Discounts are available for ISA members.
Exam Eligibility & Registration
Do you meet the eligibility requirements to take the ISA’s Certified Arborist Exam?
To be eligible you must be able to prove:
Exam registration is separate from this course registration. The cost of this course does not include the ISA’s exam fee. Students must register and pay for the exam through the ISA.