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BCMA Exam Online Prep Course

9-Week Course (3 hours each)

May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Course Description:

The highest credential a member of the International Society of Arboriculture can achieve is the Board-Certified Master Arborist certification. This course is designed to prepare practitioners for the BCMA exam through content lectures, discussion, exercises, review, and self-assessments. The course consists of nine, 3-hour modules presented over nine consecutive weeks. The BCMA Guide for Exam Preparation provides the framework for instruction. The lectures, and exercises developed by Duntemann Urban Forestry are intended to provide participants with a comprehensive review to prepare for their exam.

Course Structure:

The time and money any one individual invest to prepare for the BCMA exam can be considerable. Understanding this, Mark created a training experience that strives to reinforce participant strengths and identify areas of needed concentration. The primary goal is to provide participants with the tools to think critically. The structure of the course was designed to facilitate these ends.

  1. On registering, registrants will be provided the preliminary assessment from the BCMA Guide. Mark will review and discuss the results of this preliminary assessment with each registrant in preparation for the course.
  2. Participants will complete and submit chapter practice questions at the end of each module.
  3. An analysis of responses from the previous module’s exams will be presented and reviewed at the beginning of the subsequent module.
  4. Two case studies will be provided for each module. One as a take home assignment for that week.
  5. Course participants will complete and submit the sample exam from the BCMA Guide at the series’ end.
  6. After the course’s completion participants will confer with Mark to review their practice test results. Mark will schedule a one-on-one conversation with each participant. Mentoring will include recommendations for additional study and targeted references.
    Workshop materials include a detailed narrative related to each module, case studies, exercises, and sample exams. Additionally, each participant will receive a certificate of participation will be provided. Modules are offered twice daily to accommodate international participation.


The course will be offered in nine modules on consecutive Thursdays in May, June, and July for a fee of six hundred and twenty-five dollars ($625 US).  The schedule for the nine – 3-hour modules are:

  • Module 1 (May 6th) – Tree Biology & Biotic Disorders
  • Module 2 (May 13th) – Abiotic Disorders & Tree Preservation
  • Module 3 (May 20th) – Plant Identification, Selection & Installation
  • Module 4 (May 27th) – Soil Science, Treatment & Water Relations
  • Module 5 (June 3rd) – Climbing, Rigging, Removal & Support
  • Module 6 (June 10th) – Plant Health Care & Diagnostic Processes
  • Module 7 (June 17th) – Tree Inventory & Management Plans
  • Module 8 (June 24th) – Risk Assessment & Plant Appraisal
  • Module 9 (July 1st) – Business Relations & Safety Management

To accommodate different time zones and international colleagues, each module will be) -provided twice daily according to the schedule below:

  • Module A – 13:00 (EDT) (GMT -4)
  • Module B – 19:00 (EDT) (GMT -4)


Participants will have access to the nine modules, webinar materials, and a certificate of participation.  Twenty-seven (27) International Society of Arboriculture CEU’s are assigned to this course.

$625 per registrant


May 6, 2021
12:00 pm