Certification

NEXT CERT ARBORIST WORKSHOP >>TBC;
NEXT CERT ARBORIST, MUNICIPAL &/OR UTILITY EXAM >>
Thursday, June 8, 2017.  Richmond Hill. 
                                                                                                        Please register with ISA International HERE;
NEXT CERT TREE WORKER EXAM >> Thursday, 15th June, 2017; Location:  Cobourg, Ontario;
                                                             >> Tuesday, 20th June, 2017;  Location:  Vaughan, Ontario.
                                                                  Please register with ISA International HERE;
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NEXT TRAQ QUALIFICATION  >> TRAQ COURSES LISTED BELOW:

  • --- SOLD OUT --- Wednesday, 19th April - Friday, 21st April, 2017
    Location: Port of Whitby Marina; Instructor:   Dwayne Neustaeter
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   Look for Registration Link HERE!   FLYER
  • Monday, 5th June - Wednesday, 7th June, 2017
    Location:  Newmarket, Ontario; Instructor:  Scott Baker
    REGISTRATION OPENS 31 MAR.  Look for Registration Link HEREFLYER
  • Thursday, 8th June - Saturday, 10th June, 2017
    Location:  City of Hamilton; Instructor:  Scott Baker
    REGISTRATION OPENS 6 FEB.  Look for Registration Link HERE!   FLYER
  • Wednesday, 4th October - Friday, 6th October, 2017
    Location:  The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship & Education Centre; Instructor:  Dwayne Neustaeter
    REGISTRATION OPENS 6 FEB.  Look for Registration Link HERE!   FLYER
  • Monday, 16th October - Wednesday, 18th October, 2017
    Location:  TBC;  Instructor:  Julian Dunster
    REGISTRATION OPENS: 9 MAR.  Look for Registration Link  HEREFLYER!

    Your Certification liaison is Mandy Vandenberg please email the ISAO Office with the subject line "Certification Information".  All certification is handled through ISA International (1-888-472-8733).  For complete information on how to become certified (eg: criteria, eligibility, applications, cost, etc) please to to www.isa-arbor.com under "Professional Credentials" for individual information handbooks.

CEU's
For information on obtaining CEU's in Ontario for your course please download the "CEU Pre-Approval" form HERE   Please email the completed form to:  info@isaontario.com or fax to the ISAO office at: 1-855-329-4726.  Please note:  All CEU requests must be made at least 30 days in advance of the course date.   If there is insufficient time to process the form, you must apply directly to ISA for "CEU POST- Approval".  Go to 
www.isa-arbor.com under Professional Credentials/Maintaining your Certification/CEU Centre (right hand column).

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TRAQ QUALIFICATION. ISA’s new TRAQ program (Tree Risk Assessor Qualification) was launched at the end of March 2013. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the knowledge to make informed decisions about tree benefits, health and longevity. More information...

The TRAQ program is being treated as a stand-alone event outside of traditional ISA certification. This is a sought after certification that professionals can’t wait to get their hands on. Our first course here in Ontario (Aug. 8-10, 2013 in Milton) was full before the registration deadline.

There are a limited number of spots available in each class and the cost is yet to be determined. If YOU are interested in becoming TRAQ qualified, send an email to info@isaontario.com expressing your interest and providing the following information: name, number of people wanting to take the course, and your contact information. This will help us determine how many courses we need to run in the future.
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ISA CERTIFICATION & CREDENTIALS. Since establishment of the ISA certification program in 1992, more than 25,000 people have earned an ISA certification credential. The ISA Certification program offers six credentials that take you from the ground to the canopy and anywhere in between. For details on each one, visit this link... 
•  Certified Arborist
•  Certified Arborist Utility Specialist
•  Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist
•  Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist
•  Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist
•  Board Certified Master Arborist

For complete details on the ISA certification program, browse through the entire section on the international website...

Benefits of Obtaining an ISA Credential
The tree care profession has experienced rapid growth over the past decade and there is a significant amount of knowledge required to perform at the highest level. ISA credentials help consumers identify qualified, knowledgeable tree care professionals. Earning a credential is a voluntary activity, but it demonstrates that you have the proper knowledge and skills, as well as a high level of dedication to your profession and your community. ISA Certified Arborists understand the importance of continued education and how it helps to make the world be a better place, one tree at a time.

ISA Ontario's Role
The chapter holds certification workshops and exams at various locations throughout the year. All certification applications must be processed through ISA International with payment in US funds. ISA Ontario provides certification workshops and study guides in CDN funds.

ISA Certified Arborist Study Guide & Workshops
Study Guides must be ordered from ISAO. Cost is $101.95 for members and $149.95 for non-members (subject to change without notice). Workshops are designed as a review for those who have studied and want to make sure of their knowledge or as a beginning to the educational process for those who have recently bought a Study Guide. Exam workshops are highly recommended. They are held from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Cost is $130 for members & $195 for non-members (subject to change without notice). In conjunction with ISAO's Annual Conference & Tradeshow in February, there is always a workshop on the Tuesday and the exam on Wednesday.

Computer-Based Exams
Online exams allow the convenience of working around potential conflicts in your schedule and may help you avoid having to drive long distances to paper-based exam sites. If you choose to test at a Pearson VUE testing facility (various locations in Ontario), you determine your own test date and location. Computer-based exams require an additional administrative fee, but you receive your results immediately after you complete the exam, as opposed to waiting 4-6 weeks for your results from a paper-based exam. Visit the international site for further information.

Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.