ISA Certified Arborist Exam Prep Workshop @ Conway Expo Center
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
ISA Certified Arborist Exam Prep Workshop @ Conway Expo Center

This workshop is designed to prepare professional arborists to take the ISA Certified Arborist Exam, which will be offered after the workshop. Nonprofessionals will learn about tree ID, tree pruning, tree biology and soils. ISA Certified Arborists will brush up on their knowledge and receive ISA CEUs.

Registration for workshop and ISA exam is separate. You have the option to attend the workshop only or take the exam only.

Workshop Topics: Pruning, Tree Risk Assessment, Soil Science Management, Tree Worker Safety, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Tree Biology/Tree ID

 Exam Registration Instructions:

1. Register for the Arborist Certification exam through the ISA website by signing in at

2. Proceed to

 Registration deadline: May 7, 2021 for exam. 

 CEUs: ISA Continuing Education credits have been applied for and will be available for the workshop.

ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Arborist, and Municipal Specialist EXAM @ Conway Expo Center
Jun 7 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Paper-based Exam

This exam is administered via paper and pencil.  If you plan to take a paper-based exam,  you must submit a completed application prior to being approved for enrollment.

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) @ Compton Gardens Conference Center
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

The TRAQ course and credential provide an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.


Earning the qualification requires attendance at a 2-day educational course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and field exams. The first two days are typically 8am-5pm and the third day (exam day) is 8am-noon. It is required that you attend the entire course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification. Coffee and a light breakfast are typically included each day along with lunch the first two days. If overnight travel is needed you will need to make hotel reservations on your own.

The course includes Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization, and Risk Reporting. The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course prepares the participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. Once registered, you will receive a course Manual and a Course Workbook that you can read and study to prepare for the course. It is strongly suggested that you read the materials prior to the course. Not all of the materials on the exams will be covered in detail in the classroom. The Manual and Workbook are essential parts of the learning process for this course.

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