Online Course: Arborist Short Course Series ($, Penn State)

This is an online event

Designed to increase working tree knowledge and professional arborist skills, successful completion of the ten-day Arborist Short Course Series webinars will prepare participants for the ISA Certified Arborist exam, as well as improve their marketability.


Tue., Jan. 19, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
Thu., Jan. 21, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
Tue., Jan. 26, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
Thu., Jan. 28, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
Tue., Feb. 2, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
Thu., Feb. 4, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
Tue., Feb. 10, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
Thu., Feb. 11, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
Tue., Feb. 16, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
Thu., Feb. 18, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)

Webinar Access

The link to access the webinar is provided immediately upon completion of registration in your registration confirmation email.

Today there is an increased awareness by homeowners and municipalities for the need of trained and knowledgeable tree care workers. The green industry has responded to this demand for trained professionals by creating certification programs, such as the Arborist Short Course. Presently there are thousands of arborists that are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, and horticulturalists certified by Landscape and Nurserymen Associations. These numbers continue to grow each year.

Webinar Topics

  • Diagnosis of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests
  • Nutrition and Fertilization
  • Selection, Installation, and Establishment of Trees and Shrubs
  • Soil and Water Interaction and Management
  • Plant Identification
  • Assessment and Management of Tree Risk
  • Proper Pruning
  • Construction Impacts and Management
  • Safety and Climbing

Participants can register to receive a copy of the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $125 value) or register without a study guide if they already have one. The ISA Study Guide is required for the course. The ISA Study Guide can be included in your registration (additional $100 fee) or you can use a guide that you have already purchased or borrowed.

Along with the topics discussed, participants will have access to reference materials for each topic provided digitally in a Box Folder. Participants will also receive homework assignments and practice quizzes related to topics discussed each day.

Credits Available

ISA Certified Arborist Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to participants who are taking the course for the first time. ISA will not award CEUs to those who have previously attended and received CEUs from the course. Certificates of Attendance can be provided for Landscape Architecture CEUs and others that request.