School of Arboriculture

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International Society of Arboriculture
The Arboretum’s professional training courses carry International Society of Arboriculture Continuing Education Units. If you are an ISA certified arborist and need to maintain certification by taking 30 credits over a three-year period, the following classes offer the opportunity to gain CEUs while learning from field experts.

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TRAQ- Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course
The TRAQ training course was created by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
This training opportunity is sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the ISA and hosted by The Morris Arboretum at Meadow Lakes Retirement Community in Hightstown, New Jersey. The course will provide a high level of training for arborists, landscape architects and landscape management professionals in
the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. TRAQ is a two-day course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and a field component. The course prepares the participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification.
The content of this course will focus on the following areas: Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization and Risk Reporting.
The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is valid for five years from the date the exam is passed. The qualification holder is required to retake the course and pass the exam every five years in order to maintain the qualification.
To be able to register for the course and take the exam, you must have earned one of the following credentials:
• ISA Certified Arborist or BCMA
• A national certification or certificate in Arboriculture
• Licensing or certification from an approved state program
• SAF Certified Forester
• ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist
• A degree in arboriculture, urban forestry, traditional forestry, or horticulture from an accredited college or university.
Participants will receive course materials two weeks prior to the start of class. Bring these materials with you to the class. The class takes place at 300 Meadow Lakes Road off of Etra Road. Hightstown (East Windsor), NJ 08520. This course carries 14.5 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=2.5, P=6, M=6).
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/22/2015 and ending 10/24/2015 at 8:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $650.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $750.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.

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