ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Prep Course

6pm 9pm

This is an online event


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

ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist Exam Preparation Course (Online)

Host: Duntemann Urban Forestry, LLC

Consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays in November 2022

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 five consecutive weeks.  The BCMA Guide for Exam Preparation provides the framework for instruction. The Guide is not included in the registration fee. Registrants should verify that they are eligible to take the BCMA exam. (International Society of Arboriculture > Credentials > Types of Credentials (

The resources any one individual invests 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. 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 Mondays and Tuesdays in August and September for a fee of six hundred and twenty-five dollars ($625 US).. The class will not be provided on Labor Day (September 5th)  The schedule for the nine – 3-hour modules are:

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

The course will be provided once on each scheduled day at 18:00 ( 6:00 PM EDT) (GMT-4)


Participants will have access to the nine modules, webinar materials, and a certificate of participation. Homework assignments are provided for each module and class exercises will be presented during lectures. Twenty-seven (27) International Society of Arboriculture CEU’s are assigned to this course.