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    ISA Certified Arborist® Exam Review Course

    • August 04, 2022
    • August 25, 2022
    • 7 sessions
    • August 04, 2022, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • August 09, 2022, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • August 11, 2022, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • August 16, 2022, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • August 18, 2022, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • August 23, 2022, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • August 25, 2022, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar


    • The fee for the course is $168. This fee includes a one-year membership in the GAA.


    ISA Certified Arborist®  Exam Review Course

    Presented by:  

    Rob Swanson and Kay Evanovich

    Certified Arborist

    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 and The GAA does have a limited amount of Study Guides available.  Please contact 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

    The Exam to follow is scheduled for September 8, 2022 in Rome, GA and you can find more information here about registering.  Application and Registration must be handled through the ISA and the Registration deadline for the exam is August 23, 2022

    This course will meet seven times:

    Thursday 8/4;  9am- 11:30 am

    Welcome and Introductions

    Course Introduction and Objectives

    Chapter 1 – Biology- Rob Swanson

    15 minute break

    Chapter 2- Tree ID- Kay Evanovich


    Tuesday 8/9;  9 a.m- 11:30 am

    Chapter 3- Soil- Kay Evanovich

    Chapter 4- water- Kay Evanovich

    15 minute break

    Chapter 6-Tree selection- Kay Evanovich

    Exam Information- GFC Representative


    Thursday 8/11;  9 am- 11 am

    Chapter 5- Nutrition- Rob Swanson

    15 minute break

    Chapter 10- Diagnosis- Rob Swanson


    Tuesday 8/16;  9 am- 11:30 am

    Chapter 9- Support/lightning- Rob Swanson

    15 minute break

    Chapter 11- Healthcare – Rob Swanson


    Thursday 8/18;  9 am- 11:30 am

    Chapter 7- Installation/establishment - Kay Evanovich

    15 minute break

    Chapter 8- Pruning- Rob Swanson


    Tuesday 8/23;  9 am- 11:30 am

    Chapter 13- Construction- Kay Evanovich

    15 minute break

    Chapter 14- Urban Forestry- Kay Evanovich


     Thursday 8/25;  9 am- 11:30 am

    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.  Applicants must be employees within the state of Georgia only.

    Deadline for scholarship applications is July 29th, 2022.

    Submit application: Download Here

    ISA CEUs: 15       

    Questions? Contact GAA Administrator at 404-913-1422 or at

    Georgia Arborist Association

    Phone:  (404) 913-1422
    Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516, Decatur GA 30031

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