Cody is an ISA Certified Arborist. TX-3361A

ISA Certified Arborist – $150 per hour for arborist consultations

What is an Arboriculturalist?

An Arboriculturalist is an amenity tree specialist. Arboriculture deals with all aspects of the growing, maintaining and removing of woody plants for any reason other than as a timber crop.

Arboriculturalists work in towns and cities as well as in the countryside. Because Arboriculture is not limited to timber crop trees, the variety of species and situations the Arboriculturalist must be prepared to assess and understand is almost endless. Arboriculture is a service industry, seeking to reconcile the fears, needs and aspirations of people to the impacts, liabilities and constraints of the trees around them.

Trees are recognised as very important for both the landscape and the townscape. However, whilst the benefits of trees are recognised within legislation to far outweigh the problems of management and maintenance they create, it is not necessarily quite so easy to believe that statement when you are the person living under the tree. Arboriculturalists can find ways to ease the conflict between trees and people.

Trees are a very important part of our heritage and history. Understanding the history, and an individual tree’s place in it, is important for the Arboriculturalist if our historic landscapes are to be recognised and protected.

What is Certification? 

A Certification is a voluntary program administered by a non-governmental organization. It grants the use of a credential to individuals for a specific period of time. The Certification is available to those who meet predetermined and standardized criteria for knowledge, skills, or competencies. The knowledge needed to pass a Certification assessment is learned through self-study and experience. The assessment is conducted independent of a specific class, course, or other training program. To retain the credential, certificants must meet requirements for renewal.

Key Elements of a Certification

  • Focuses on a broad body of knowledge
  • Administered independent of any education or training program
  • Assessment is based on a body of knowledge rather than on specific learning outcomes
  • Incorporates recertification requirements to maintain the credential, such as participation in continuing education opportunities
  • Prohibits trainers from assessing their own trainees
  • Forbids release of exam questions to anyone teaching preparatory courses or developing preparatory material

Benefits of Credentials

ISA credentials help consumers identify qualified, knowledgeable tree care professionals. Pursuing an ISA Certification is a worthy goal that will help you advance your understanding and knowledge in the arboriculture industry.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be done with ISA.

Certification Facilitators

Certification proctors, evaluators, and liaisons play a key role in our certification process.

ISA Ethics and Integrity

The integrity of ISA credential holders is very important to us and so is the work and reputation of the arborists certified through the program.
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