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Certified Arborist Prep Course: May 2021

May 03, 2021 - May 05, 2021

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

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. 

Monday - May 3, 2021
9:00 Tree Identification & Selection
Tom Glasgow, NC Cooperative Ext.
9:55 Break
10:05 Installation & Establishment
11:05 Break
11:15 Tree Biology
Dr. Barbara Fair, NC State University

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
9:00 Soil & Water Relations
Dr. Barbara Fair, NC State University
9:50 Break
10:00 Pruning
Mark Foster, City of Asheville
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, May 5, 2021
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
Mark Livingston, Arborguard Tree Specialists


Thursday, May 6, 2021
ISA Certified Arborist Qualification Exam

Register for exam by April 20, 2021 here: http://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/Exam-Information

Campbell Lodge in Durant Nature Preserve
3237 Spottswood Street
Raleigh, NC 27615

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: 8.5 cat.1 and .5 cat.2 total CFEs

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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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