Join us on April 6-9, 2019 for the ISA Southern Chapter Conference and Trade Show in Mobile, Alabama.

Workshops & ISA Certification Opportunities


ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

Wednesday-Friday, April 3-5 | Location to be announced
The ISA TRAQ workshops will feature two days of class work and a half-day exam.
Pre-registration is required through ISA headquarters. Limited space is available. Complete your application early!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH ISA

Review of Utility Arboriculture: A Study Guide for the ISA Utility Specialist Exam

Sunday, April 7 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
The ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist credential is offered to eligible ISA Certified Arborists who specialize in utility arboriculture.  Candidates must pass an exam designed to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of topics specific to the industry.   

ISA has released an updated study guide, which also serves as a general reference for the industry.  It should be noted that the while the study guide will aid candidates in supplementing their knowledge, exam content is not dictated by the guide, and likewise the guide is not written based on the scope of the exam. However, the guide is peer reviewed, thoroughly researched and referenced to ensure it aligns with current trends and practices.   

The study guide was written by Randall H. Miller (formerly with PacifiCorp, now with CNUC, and author of the ISA’s IVM BMP guide) and Geoff Kempter (with Asplundh, and author of the ISA’s Utility Pruning BMP guide).  

 This workshop provides an overview of the new study guide and describes how it can be used as preparation for the Utility Specialist exam.  Randy and Geoff will co-present, each focusing on the chapters they wrote. Topics include Pruning, Safety, Vegetation Management, Electrical Knowledge, Program Management, Storm Preparation and Response, and Communications. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.  Cost of the workshop includes the Utility Arboriculture: Utility Specialist Certification Study Guide  
Fee: $140 (early) / $150 (standard) Advance registration is required.  


ISA CERTIFICATION EXAMS

Sunday, April 7 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm | Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
Registration for all exams must be received at ISA headquarters at least 12 business days prior to the scheduled exam.
Limited space is available. Complete your application early!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH ISA

Aerial Rescue Workshop

Sunday, April 7 | 12:30 - 4:30 pm | Lyon’s Park
Presented by North American Training Solutions
This course is designed to educate tree climbers and/or aerial lift operators in the most likely scenarios where they may have to respond to an emergency. Emphasis is on emergency preparedness, readiness, and accident prevention. The importance of self-rescue strategies and understanding the “working alone” definition reinforces the importance of emergency readiness. This course involves rescue demonstrations and will meet the required aerial rescue education of the International Society of Arboriculture’s Certified Tree Worker program. Completed liability waiver is required.
Fee: $75 (early) / $90 (standard)

TREE APPRAISAL workshop

Sunday, April 7 | 12:30 - 4:30 pm | Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
With the introduction of the 10th edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal there have been significant changes in the process of appraising trees. This workshop will review the major components of the 10th and will go into depth on the Cost Approach and determining depreciation.  In addition to the indoor lectures, there will be an outdoor session to appraise several trees using the data and worksheets from the 10th. This class is suitable for both beginning and advanced tree appraisers. Presented by Tom Smiley, Ph.D., Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories.
Fee: $75 (early) / $90 (standard)

SRT FUNDAMENTALS workshop

Monday, April 8 | 7:30 - 9:30 am | Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center @ the Skills Arena
Presented by North American Training Solutions

Practice your Single Rope Technique (SRT) under the guidance and instruction of North American Training Solutions. Proper protective equipment and completed liability waiver are required. It is recommended that participant brings own saddle. Registration includes a Trade Show only badge for Sunday and Monday. Maximum class size is 25.Completed liability waiver is required.
Fee: $75 (early) / $90 (standard)

ISA TRAQ RENEWAL COURSE

Wednesday, April 3-5 | Location to be announced
The ISA TRAQ workshops will feature two days of class work and a half-day exam.
Pre-registration is required through ISA headquarters. Limited space is available. Complete your application early!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH ISA





ISA TREE risk assessment qualification (TRAQ)

Wednesday-Friday, April 10-12, 2019 |            

The ISA TRAQ workshop will feature two days of class work and a half-day exam. Pre-registration is required through the ISA headquarters (Champaign, IL). More details can be found at: www.isa-arbor.com/events/workshopsandsymposia/traqevents.aspx
Limited space is available. Complete your application early!