ISA Certified Arborist® Exam Review Course
Rob Swanson and Kay Evanovich
About: Over seven sessions, instructors and certified arborists Rob Swanson and Kay Evanovich will help attendees prepare for the exam with talks covering Tree Biology, Tree Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees. Attendees will also learn about eligibility for the exam and taking the exam.
STUDY GUIDE: Attendees should read through the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide (not included) to prepare for the review and the exam. The Arborist Certification Study Guide is available at www.isa-arbor.com and www.amazon.com. The GAA does have a limited amount of Study Guides available. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to make a donation in exchange for a study guide. Attendees will be responsible for completing their own application for the exam. You can find a copy of the ISA Certified Arborist Application Guide HERE.
Location: Zoom Call, Reminders will be sent out to all registered 7, 3, & 1 day(s) before.
Please be sure to read all instructions within your confirmation and reminder emails to ensure you are fully registered to receive the Zoom call log in links and passwords
This course will meet seven times:
Thursday 8/4; 9am- 12 noon
Welcome and Introductions
Course Introduction and Objectives
Chapter 1 – Biology- Rob Swanson
Chapter 2- Tree ID- Kay Evanovich
Tuesday 8/9; 9 a.m- 12 noon
Chapter 3- Soil- Kay Evanovich
Chapter 4- water- Kay Evanovich
Chapter 6-Tree selection- Kay Evanovich
Exam Information- GFC Representative
Thursday 8/11; 9 am- 11 am
Chapter 5- Nutrition- Rob Swanson
Chapter 10- Diagnosis- Rob Swanson
Tuesday 8/16; 9 am- 12 noon
Chapter 9- Support/lightning- Rob Swanson
Chapter 11- Healthcare – Rob Swanson
Thursday 8/18; 9 am- 12 noon
Chapter 7- Installation/establishment - Kay Evanovich
Chapter 8- Pruning- Rob Swanson
Tuesday 8/23; 9 am- 12 am
Chapter 13- Construction- Kay Evanovich
Chapter 14- Urban Forestry- Kay Evanovich
Thursday 8/25; 9 am- 12 noon
Chapter 15- Safety - Rob Swanson
Chapter 16- Climbing- Rob Swanson
Chapter 12- Risk assessment - Rob Swanson
All registrants will also be sent a link to each class recording at the end of each week.
Cost: GAA members $100, Non-Members $160 (includes 1 year membership to GAA)
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE SPONSORED BY GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION, AVAILABLE to tree board members and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA Certified Arborists.
Download application: Download Here
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit scholarship document and/or questions.
ISA CEUs: 15
Questions? Contact GAA Administrator at 404-913-1422 or at email@example.com