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Certified Arborist Prep Course: December 2020

Dec 07, 2020 - Dec 09, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Certified Arborist recognition is given by ISA to those who meet the eligibility requirements for admission to the examination, successfully complete the exam and maintain the necessary number of continuing education units to recertify after three years. This virtual training will focus on preparing for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam, allowing attendees to benefit from expert instruction before taking the test.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees cover the cost for the 3-day virtual workshop.  If you choose to register for the exam, you must do so separately through ISA at an additional cost. (EXAM REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.)

Monday - Dec. 7, 2020
9:00 Tree Identification & Selection
Tom Glasgow, NC Cooperative Ext.
9:55 Break
10:05 Installation & Establishment
Katie Rose Levin, NCUFC
11:05 Break
11:15 Tree Biology
Dr. Barbara Fair, NC State University

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020
9:00 Soil & Water Relations
Dr. Barbara Fair, NC State University
9:50 Break
10:00 Pruning
Mark Foster, NCUFC
10:55 Break
11:00 Cabling & Bracing
Brian Maxson, Bartlett Tree Expert Company
11:50 Break
11:55 Tree Safety
Brian Maxson, Bartlett Tree Expert Company

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020
9:00 Tree Risk Assessment
Jennifer Rall, NC Forest Service
9:55 Break
10:05 Insects & Diseases
Patrick Anderson, Rainbow Tree Care Scientific
11:05 Break
11:15 Tree Nutrients & Fertilization
Tom Smiley, Bartlett Research Lab


Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020
ISA Certified Arborist Qualification Exam

Top Green Community Center
401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
Raleigh, NC 27601

8:30 Arrive with photo ID
9:00 - 12:30 ISA EXAM


Study guide can be purchased through ISA.

Continuing Education Credits have been applied for:

ISA: 9.75 total CEUs

SAF: 9 cat.1, .5 cat. 2

NC Pesticide: 2 DGLNX credits

NC Landscape Contractor: 5L CEUs

Virtual Workshop


Non-Member Early Fee Amount: $60.00
Non-Member Late Fee Amount: $60.00
Member Early Fee Amount: $50.00
Member Late Fee Amount: $50.00

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