- About Us
- Jobs & Classifieds
- Education & Resources
- For Our Members
- For The Public
- Shop ISAO
- Contact Us
NEXT CERT ARBORIST WORKSHOP >> Date & Location TBA
NEXT CERT ARBORIST, MUNICIPAL &/OR UTILITY EXAM >> Date & Location TBA
NEXT CERT TREE WORKER EXAM >> Date & Location TBA
For more information, contact the ISAO office at 416-493-7022, 1-888-463-2316 or email certification liaison John Ransom.
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 $97.54 for members and $140.24 for non-members. 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. In conjunction with ISAO's Annual Conference & Trade Show in February, there is always a workshop on the Tuesday and the exam on Wednesday.
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.