Classes and workshops are sorted by the states and territories covered in the Southern Chapter. NOTE: Not all events listed are sponsored or co-sponsored by ISA Southern Chapter and the Chapter is not responsible for those events.

Use the following abbreviations for the number of CEU's available at the events listed below:

  • Certified Arborist - CA

  • Utility Specialist - U

  • Municipal Specialist - M

  • Certified Tree Worker - TW

  • Board Certified Master Arborist

  • Science - Bs

  • Practice - Bp

  • Management - Bm

Download and complete the application.  Send the completed form with a copy of the agenda for the event by fax (336) 789-0202 or by e-mail to



June 18, 19,& 20, 2019 - The Alabama Urban Forestry Association will host the “AUFA/GIWP Urban Forestry Certification Trainging,” at the Holiday Inn Express (260 Cahaba Valley Rd., Pelham AL). Click here or contact Colin Conner (205) 739-7141 for more information. (Tues June 18 CA 6.0 hrs., TW 4.5 hrs., Bp 4.0 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs., M 1.0 hrs., Bm .5 hrs.,)(WED June 19 CA 6.0 hrs., M 5.75 hrs., Bs 3.5 hrs., Bp 1.5 hrs., Bm 1.0 hrs., TW .75 hrs.)(Thurs. June 20 CA/M 3.0 hrs., Bm 1.75 hrs., Bs 1.25 hrs.)


 June 11, 2019 - The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council will present an ISA Certified Arborist Exam Prep Workshop at Vermeer MidSouth (4715 S. Shackleford Rd., Little Rock, AR). An ISA exam will be given after the workshop. The workshop will cover topics that have shown to be difficult to pass on exams. Contact Donna Hertlein at (479) 438-5318 for more information. (CA 6.0 hrs., Bs 4.0 hrs., M 3.0 hrs., TW/Bp 2.0 hrs.)


June 11 - 12, 2019 - The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present a two day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by Certified Arborists Susan Russell and Rob Swanson at the Alpharetta, GA City Hall (2 Park Plz, Alpharetta, GA). Contact Mary Lynne Beckley at (470) 210-5900 for more information. (CA/U/M/Bm 3.75 hrs.) (June 11 CA 6.5 hrs., M 2.75 hrs., TW/Bp/Bm 2.25 hrs. Bs 2.0 hrs.).

June 28, 2019 - Training by Willie Chance, LLC. will host a “Pest Manager Training,” at the Byron Municipal Complex, Conference Center (401 Main Street, Byron GA). Contact Willie Chance at (478) 972-9981 for more information. (CA 4.0 hrs., M/Bm 3.0 hrs., U/Bp 1.0 hrs.)



North Carolina

October 24, 2019 - Duke University will host the “Oaks of North Carolina,” at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens of Duke University (420 Anderson Street, Durham NC). Contact Janice Little at (919) 668-5309 for more information. (CA 4.75 hrs., Bs 3.0 hrs., Bm 1.75 hrs.)

Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands


South Carolina

August 28-29, 2019 - the ISA Southern Chapter will be hosting a Certified Arborist Exam Prep Workshop at the Harbison State Forest Environmental Education Center (5600 Broad River Rd. Columbia, SC). The fee is $100 and lunch will be provided both days. Participants are required to have the Certified Arborist Study Guide, which can be purchased through the ISA store. Contact Sara Hollar at (803) 545-3781 for more information. To register for the workshop click here. (August 28 CA 6.25 hrs., Bs 4.0 hrs., M 3.0 hrs., Bm 1.25 hrs., TW/Bp 1.0)(August 29 CA 6.0 hrs., Bp 3.5 hrs., M 3.25 hrs., TW 2.75 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs., Bm 1.0 hrs.)

October 24, 2019 - Clemson University Cooperative Extension - Spartanburg County will host a “Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium 2019,” at the Cannon Centre (204 Cannon Street, Greer, SC). Contact Andrew Jeffers at (864) 596-2993 for more information. (CA/M 5.0 hrs., Bs 3.0 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs., TW/U/Bp 1.0 hrs.)


August 29, 2019 - The University of Tennessee will host the “2019 University of Tennessee Turf & Ornamental Field Day,” at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (3215 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN). Contact Amy Fulcher at (865) 974-7152 for more information. (CA/M 3.5 hrs., Bs 3.0 hrs., Bp .5 hrs.)