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Upcoming Certification Courses.
The next (2013) MAC-ISA Arborist Certification Courses will be held in the following locations:June 13, 20, & 27, 2013 (three consecutive Thursdays, Fairfax, VA) (This course is now full except for a one day, June 13, availability. Click here to download a one day registration form.
July 16-18, 2013 (Abingdon, VA)December 10-12, 2013 (Charlottesville, VA)
Hours will be from 8:00-5:00 each day - 24 CEUs
The courses are limited to the first 30 registrants. The three-day course are taught by Joe Murray and has had outstanding reviews. A full lunch is provided. On-line registration for upcoming courses is now open.
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Upcoming Arborist Certification Test Dates
June 28 - Fairfax VA
July 19 - Abingdon, VA
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News from ISA
The Certification Board has revised the ISA Certified Arborist Code of Ethics! The ISA Certified Arborist Code of Ethics was intended to improve professional practice, and provide a measure of protection for consumers of arboricultural services.
While most credential holders agreed in theory that implementation of ethical standards was necessary, we did hear significant feedback about certain parts of the agreement. Because all ISA Certified Arborists are required to sign the agreement to receive or maintain their ISA credential, it is important that this document reflect the value and the best practices of a quality certification program and the professional arborist. ISA Certified Arborists believe that this agreement does and will advance the profession of arboriculture.
ISA is not letting this feedback go unheard and we have made changes to the requirement for disclosure. We have now limited the scope of this disclosure requirement, asking all ISA Certified Arborists to only report those activities which are related to the professional practice of arboriculture. All ISA Certified Arborists will be asked to acknowledge the changes by signing the updated agreement when they come up for recertification.
Please view the revised ISA Code of Ethics and Certification Agreement/Release Authorization at: www.isaarbor.com/certification/codeOfEthics/index.aspx.
The ISA Certification Board believes that the Code of Ethics and Ethics Agreement creates a level of accountability within the profession. Our goal is to ensure that homeowners and consumers have a positive experience because of the high quality of service they receive from an ISA Certified Arborist, which increases the likelihood that they will support the ISA Certification Program over the long-term.