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Find out about upcoming ISA test dates.
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Relaunch of the newly-updated Board Certified Master Arborist® (BCMA™) Exam
As of 1 February, ISA is accepting applications for the updated exam. The application handbook is available on the ISA website. For more information on the test revision process, read the full news release and list of frequently asked questions available online.
Upcoming Arborist Certification Courses
Click here to register online. Click here for a downloadable brochure.
March 21-23, Frederick, MD (FULL, registration closed)
August 21-23, Virginia Beach, VA
December 4-6, Charlottesville, VA
Upcoming Arborist Certification Test Dates
January 20, Virginia Beach, VA
March 24, Frederick, MD
August 24, Virginia Beach, VA
December 7, Charlottesville, VA
To register and for deadlines: http://www.isa-arbor.com/certification/becomecertified/examdatesandlocations.aspx
Upcoming TRAQ classes
March 13-15, Rockville, MD (FULL, Waitlist)
November 8-10, Gainesville, VA
For more information and to register click here.
News from ISA
Additional Documentation Required for ISA Certification: Don’t’ wait until the day before the deadline to apply. The ISA Certification Department has released revised applications for exam candidates. The revisions stem from ISA’s continued work with the ISO/ANSI 17024 standard for personnel certification bodies on maintaining accreditation for the ISA Certified Arborist® program. In the past, the standard allowed self-attestation when determining applicants’ exam eligibility. In 2014, ISO and ANSI revisited this procedure and determined that accredited bodies will now need to require objective evidence of applicants’ eligibility prior to accepting their certification exam applications. ISA’s revision to exam applications now require the additional documentation listed below to be included with the application for consideration. For educational experience: • A transcript from the completed degree program For employment experience: • Letters of reference from employer(s), including the number of years of applicable experience For self-employment experience: • Letters of reference from customers (minimum one per year of applicable experience) • Dated Invoices (minimum one per year of applicable experience) For any experience to count toward a candidate’s eligibility, ISA will need to receive accompanying documentation.