ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Prep Course

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ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist Exam Preparation Course

Host: Duntemann Urban Forestry, LLC


The New England Chapter ISA is pleased to offer the ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Preparation Course. This is a VIRTUAL course with a LIVE instructor. The course is 9-three hour classes held on Thursdays starting September 9th and ending on November 4th - choose 1pm or 7pm. $500 member, $625 non-member. Registration Deadline September 3rd. 27 CEUs.

The highest credential a member of the International Society of Arboriculture can achieve is the Board-Certified Master Arborist certification.  This course is designed to prepare practitioners for the BCMA exam through content lectures, discussion, exercises, review, and self-assessments.  The course consists of nine, 3-hour modules presented over nine consecutive weeks.  The BCMA Guide for Exam Preparation provides the framework for instruction. (follow the link to purchase a copy - not included with your workshop registration).


This course is generously being offered to New England Chapter Members at a significant discount.
$500 Member | $625 Non-members (Includes 1-year chapter membership) | 27 CEUs

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Consecutive Thursdays in September, October, and November
September 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th 2021
October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 2021
November 4th 2021

The time and money any one individual invest to prepare for the BCMA exam can be considerable.  Understanding this, Mark created a training experience that strives to reinforce participant strengths and identify areas of needed concentration.  The primary goal is to provide participants with the tools to think critically within the scenarios provided in the exam.  The structure of the course was designed to facilitate these ends.

  1. Registrants will complete and submit the preliminary assessment from the BCMA Guide at the course’s onset. Mark will review and discuss the results of this preliminary assessment with each registrant in preparation for the course.
  2. Participants will complete and submit chapter practice questions at the end of each module.
  3. An analysis of responses from the previous module’s exams will be presented and reviewed at the beginning of the subsequent module.
  4. Course participants will complete and submit the practice exam from the BCMA Guide at the series’ end.
  5. After the course’s completion participants will confer with Mark to review their practice exam results. of the course and submission of the sample exam answer sheet, Mark will schedule a one-on-one conversation with each participant.  Mentoring will include recommendations for additional study prior to the scheduled exam.

The course will be offered in nine modules on consecutive Thursdays in September, October, and November.  The schedule for the nine – 3-hour modules are:

  • Module 1 (Sept 9th) – Tree Biology & Biotic Disorders
  • Module 2 (Sept 16th) – Abiotic Disorders & Tree Preservation
  • Module 3 (Sept 23rd) – Plant Identification, Selection & Installation
  • Module 4 (Sept 30th) – Soil Science, Treatment & Water Relations
  • Module 5 (Oct 7th) – Climbing, Rigging, Removal & Support
  • Module 6 (Oct 14th) – Plant Health Care & Diagnostic Processes
  • Module 7 (Oct 21st) – Tree Inventory & Management Plans
  • Module 8 (Oct 28th) – Risk Assessment & Plant Appraisal
  • Module 9 (Nov 4th) – Business Relations & Safety Management

To accommodate different time zones and international colleagues, each module will be) -provided twice daily according to the schedule below:

  • Module A – 13:00 (EDT) (GMT -4)
  • Module B – 19:00 (EDT) (GMT -4)


Participants will have access to the nine modules, webinar materials, and a certificate of participation.  Twenty-seven (27) International Society of Arboriculture CEU’s are assigned to this course.

ISA BCMA REQUIREMENTS - Prerequisites and Exam Registration Information

The ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® credential is the highest level of certification offered by ISA. This credential recognizes ISA Certified Arborists® who have reached the pinnacle of their profession. In addition to passing an extensive scenario-based exam, candidates must abide by a Code of Ethics, which ensures quality of work. Fewer than two percent of all ISA Certified Arborists® currently hold this certification.

To be eligible for the exam, you must be an ISA Certified Arborist in good standing and have a sufficient amount of any or all of the following:

  • Measurable experience
  • Formal education
  • Related credentials
  • Professional experience

Accept the challenge and become one of the elite ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. Use this link to get more information on how to become an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist.