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

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November 20, 2017 - The University of Georgia Extension will host a "Commercial Pesticide Applicators Safety and Exam Review," in Columbus (420 10th Street, Columbus, GA). This program will address pesticide safety from 10AM - 12PM and ornamental and turf disease and pest management from 12:30PM to 2PM. Pests and diseases of trees will be a focus of the afternoon session. Course material includes National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and the Ornamental and Turf grass Pest Management Handbook. Contact Anne Randle at (706) 653-4203 for more information. (CA/U/M 3.5 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs., Bsp 1.0 hrs.)

November 30, 2017 - The Georgia Urban Forest Council will host "Invasive Species and the Urban Forest," at Claystone Park at Lake Tobesofkee (6600 Mosley Dixon Road, Macon, GA). This program will cover "What is an invasive species?" "Bugwood apps for early detection and rapid response," "Available treatments for invasive insects and plants," "Alternatives for invasive landscape trees in GA," "Challenges and opportunities that influence the use of native plant material in commercial landscapes." Contact Mary Lynne Beckley at (470) 210-5900 for more information. (CA/M 2.75 hrs., Bm 1.75 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs.)

December 7, 2017 - Training by Willie Chance, LLC. will present a "Pest Manager Training," at Savannah Rapids Pavilion (3300 Evans-to-Locks Rd., Martinez, GA.  Click here or contact Willie Chance at (478) 972-9981.  (CA/M 4.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., U 2.0 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs.)

December 7, 2017 - The Georgia Urban Ag Council will host the "2017 EDGE Expo Educational Conference," at the Infinite Energy Center (6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth GA).  Click here or contact Mary Kay Woodworth at (770) 359-7337 for more information.(Commercial Pesticide Applicators 's License Test Preparation Training CA/U/M 5.5 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., Bsp 1.75 hrs.)(Leadership Team-Graham Spray Equipment CA/TW/U/M/Bp 1.0 hrs.)(Meteorology and the landscape 101 CA/M 2.0 hrs., Bsm 1.0 hrs.)(Plant Growth Regulators for the Landscape CA/U/M 1.0 hrs., Bsm .5 hrs.)(Irrigation, Water Management and Today's and Future Innovations CA/M 3.0 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs., Bs .5 hrs.)(Hands-on Diagnostics of Problems in Turf and Ornamentals CA/M 2.0 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs., Bsm .5 hrs.)(Integrating a holistic approach to pollinators and biological controls in landscape management CA/M 1.5 hrs., Bm 1.0 hrs., Bp .5 hrs.)

December 14, 2017 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts GAA Winter Symposium & Awards, at Gwinnett Tech., in Lawrenceville, GA.  Speaker confirmed, Randal Stamen, nationally known lawyer, speaker and arborist will share “Arboriculture & the Law, actual cases and their results” Knowledge that can keep you and your company out of extra financial risk. Also maybe a panel of insurance experts?. Click here or contact Gary Peiffer at (404) 298-4084 for more information. (CA/M 3.5 hrs., TW/Bp 2.25 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs.)

March 13, 2018 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Odis Sisk, Global Tree, Climber & Equipment Safety Presentation. Click here is find out more information.

July 10, 2018 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Rick Barnes, Downey Tree, Tree ID for Beginners & Advanced. Click here is find out more information.




January 25 & 26, 2018 - The Professional Arborist Association of Mississippi will host their "Annual Conference of the Professional Arborist Association of Mississippi 2018," at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond, MS. Click here of contact Jason Gordon at (662) 325-8851 for more information. (Thurs. Jam. 25 AM presentations CA/Bm 3.25 hrs., M 3.0 hrs., U 1.0 hrs.)(Jan 25 PM Utility CA/U/M 3.0 hrs., TW/Bspm 1.0 hrs.)(Jan. 25 PM Municipal CA/Bm 3.0 hrs., M 1.0 hrs.)(Fri. Jan. 26 CA/M 3.0 hrs., U/Bp 2.0 hrs., Bm 1.0 hrs.)

North Carolina

December 7, 2017 - North Carolina Vegetation Management Association will host the "2017 North Carolina Vegetation Management Association Symposium," at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons (3121 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27407).  Click here or contact Bonnie Holloman at (919) 607-1370 for more information. (Wed. Dec. 6th CA/U 4.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., M 2.0 hrs., TW 1.5 hrs., Bsp .5 hrs.)(Thurs. Dec. 7th CA/U 2.25 hrs., M 1.5 hrs., Bm 1.25 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs.)

December 13 & 14, 2017 - The North Carolina Urban Forest Council will host an "Annual ISA Certification Review & Exam" at the NC Cooperative Extension Office - Guilford County Center (3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro).  This arborist workshop offers a wide range of opportunities for members of the tree care industry including practical professional development, exploration of timely topics with industry experts, informative updates on the latest arboricultural research, innovative techniques and tactics for field success, and effective preparation for the ISA Certification Exam.  Contact Leslie Moorman at (919) 614-6388 for more information.  (13th CA 6.0 hrs., Bs 4.5 hrs., M 3.5 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs.)(14th CA 5.75 hrs., M 4.75 hrs., Bp 4.5 hrs., TW 3.25 hrs., Bs 1.25 hrs., U 1.0 hrs.)

December 16, 2017 - Kim Strazisar Communications will host an education session about "Plants are More Than Pretty - How We Can Re-Think Our Landscapes to Provide For Multi-Functions,"at the Edgecombe County Extension Center (201 St. Andrews St., Tarboro, NC).  Click here or contact Kim Strazisar at (919) 244-7915 for more information. (CA/M/Bm 1.0 hrs.)

Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands


South Carolina



December 13 - 15, 2017 - Invasive Plant Control will host the "Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference," at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN). Click here for contact Steven Manning at (615) 969-1309 for more information. (Dec. 14 UPTO CA/M 7.5 hrs., Bm 4.0 hrs., U/Bs 2.5 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs.) (Dec. 15 UPTO CA/M 6.0 hrs., Bp 4.5 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs.)

January 9 - 10, 2018 - The Tennessee State University Extension will host the 2018 "Middle Tennessee Grounds Management Short-course," in Franklin, TN. Contact Karla Kean at (931) 648-5725 for more information. (Tuesday Jan. 9 UPTO CA/M 5.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., TW/U/Bsp 1.0 hrs.) (Wednesday Jan. 10, UPTO CA/M 5.0 hrs., Bs 3.0 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs.)