NEC-ISA CERTIFICATION EXAM DATES for 2017
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Certified Arborist & CA with Utility & Municipal Specialty
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This is the largest group of credential holders. These professional arborists have
a minimum of three years experience in some aspect of tree care and have
passed an exam developed by an international panel of experts. The exam
extensively covers every aspect of tree care and the individuals must have an
acceptable level of knowledge in all areas of arboriculture.
This certification is for professional arborists who are ISA Certified Arborists in
good standing and have additional experience in the specialty area of tree care
around power lines. The utility specialists work for utility companies, their
contractors or consultants. One of the certification objectives is to provide the
public and those in government with a means to identify those professionals who
have demonstrated, through a professionally developed exam and education
program, that they have a thorough knowledge of line clearance vegetation
management.
Board Certified Master Arborist
This certification is also for professional arborists who are ISA Certified Arborists
in good standing and have additional experience in the specialty area of urban
trees. The municipal specialists work for cities and states, parks, contractors or
consultants. One of the certification objectives is to provide the public and those
in government with a means to identify those professionals who have
demonstrated, through a professionally developed exam and education program,
that they have a thorough knowledge of establishing and maintaining trees in a
community.
ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST / UTILITY SPECIALIST
ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST / MUNICIPAL SPECIALIST
These credential holders have a minimum of 18 months experience professionally
climbing trees in a safe and efficient manner to perform tree care. They have
knowledge in the major aspects involved in tree care including, pruning, removal,
cabling and safety. They must pass a knowledge exam and a skills exam
conducted by trained evaluators.
ISA CERTIFIED TREE WORKER / CLIMBER SPECIALIST
This credential holder must be an ISA Certified Arborist and may have one or
more of the other credential listed above. They must have a minimum of 7 years
experience as an ISA Certified Arborist or its equivalent. They must pass a
computer based exam that intensively covers all aspects of arboriculture. These
individuals have advanced levels of knowledge in all aspects of tree care. This is
our smallest group of credential holders.
ISA BOARD CERTIFIED MASTER ARBORIST
ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST
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ISA CERTIFIED TREE WORKER / AERIAL LIFT SPECIALIST
These credential holders have a minimum of 18 months experience in
arboriculture and at least 6 months (within the overall 18 months) of experience
in the operation of an aerial lift device. The exam includes equipment knowledge,
ability to operate an aerial lift, maneuvering effectively in and around the tree,
knowledge of frequently used knots, and inspection of work gear, all with a high
regard for safety. They must pass a knowledge exam and a skills exam
conducted by trained evaluators.
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NE Chapter Proctors
  • Rich Herfurth
  • Warren Spinner
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  • Andrew Noonan
  • Tom Hoerth
  • Bill Conn
  • Chris Rooney
  • Brian Sullivan
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NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER
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P.O. Box 435
Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: 978-844-0441
New England Chapter
International Society of Arboriculture
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More detailed TRAQ Information
It is a new ISA program that was originally started by the Pacific Northwest
Chapter called TRACE that ISA has now taken under the credential umbrella and
modified to follow the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management
Practice for Tree Risk Assessment.

The course includes Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and
Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization, and Risk Reporting.
TRAQ - Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
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Date
Location
Reg. Deadline
April 1, 2017
UMass Amherst, MA
March 16
April 5, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, RI
March 20
May 12, 2017
Orono, ME
April 26
June 3, 2017
Dighton, MA
May 17
August 18, 2017
UMaine, Norway, ME
August 2
October 1, 2017
NEC-ISA Annual Conference, Southbridge, MA
September 14
October 20, 2017
Orono, ME
October 4
November 29, 2017
New England Grows (BCEC), Boston, MA
November 13
December 8, 2017
UMaine, Orono, ME
November 20
UMass - Urban Forestry Today
Webinars for CEUs
Certified Tree Worker & Skills Exam
  • April 1, 2017 - UMass Amherst, MA  Deadline: March 16

EXAM DETAILS & STUDY MATERIALS

For information on ISA exams in New England contact:
Danielle Fitzko @ 802-241-3673

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  • Lead Time: Submit at least 2 weeks in advance

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WHAT IS THE ISA?
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is a nonprofit organization
supporting tree care research around the world. Headquartered in Champaign, IL,
ISA is dedicated to the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees.

For more information on ISA certification contact the ISA: or email: cert@isa-
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NEC-ISA has
863 members
CT
135
MA
370
ME
71
NH
98
RI
39
VT
103
Students
47
Updated JAN 2017