Registration for the exam is made directly with the ISA, and must be completed at least 12 working days in advance.
The next Certification Exam will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Mequon, WI in conjunction with the Study Group. 25 Seats are available. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.
Another Certification Exam will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 in Green Bay, WI in conjunction with the WAA/DNR Annual Conference. 35 seats are available. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.
Please check the ISA website for more information and for registration under Professional Credentials/ Exam Dates and Locations.
There are a number of study materials available through ISA to assist with exam preparation.
The ISA Arborists’ Certification Study Guide is available for purchase on the ISA website. It is a good overall review including bolded vocabulary words, review questions, and sample test questions listed at the end of each chapter. The WAA is now selling the Certification Study Guide as well. For WAA members, it is $75. Non-member pricing is $115 and includes a one-year WAA membership. Shipping is extra. Contact Paul Fliss at (262) 613-6461 to order.
The Application Handbook outlines the exam process and Certified Arborist Code of Ethics. The Exam Outline provides a list of topics and knowledge areas that should be mastered prior to sitting for the exam. Both resources are available for free on the ISA website.
If you have additional questions, contact Paul Fliss, Certification Chair at (262) 613-6461, or email Paul Fliss.
Please note, any WAA member who wants to be listed as a Certified Arborist for Hire on the WAA web site should complete the ISA Certified Arborist for Hire Form.
Contact Ian Brown at 414-286-8233 if you have any questions.