Society of Arboriculture
Education Unit (CEU) Award Policy
– March 10, 2005
of CEUs: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) shall be pre-approved by ISA
Certification staff or the ISA Chapter Certification Liaison. Any appeals of CEU
awards by Chapters shall follow ISA Certificate Appeals Policy.
2. Post-Approval: For post-approval, the ISA Certification Staff or the
Chapter Liaison may award CEUs.
order to obtain CEUs, the organization or individual must submit a detailed
agenda of the meeting that provides an adequate description as follows:
Letter requesting CEU approval.
of the topic (program agenda) for which CEUs are requested.
address/email address, fax number and contact number of program organizer.
(if known) and category(s) for which they apply.
length of time that the presentation will be conducted, excluding breaks
(Approval forms are available at
qualify for CEUs, the program topic must have direct correlation to a
Certification Domain identified within the certification application booklet for
the appropriate Certification program. (Publish and clarify Domains and topics
acceptable as separate listing.)
approval- Individuals must submit proof of attendance to receive CEUs for a
program, including canceled check, receipt, certified grade transcript or
sign-off by instructor.
hour of seminar or training session time is worth 1 CEU.
may be awarded in increments of 0.5. (to nearest .25 starting with .5) No CEUs
will be awarded for programs less than 30 minutes of actual seat time of the
presentation. However, multiple 15 minute or less presentations, such as
tailgate sessions, can be combined to total 30 minutes and then receive 0.5
awards for established programs will be as follows:
Credit hour of college course work* is worth 10 CEUs .
first aid or CPR class or renewal is worth 4 CEUs.
article written for a magazine or newspaper is worth 3 CEUs.
and judges can be awarded up to 3 CEUs, at ITCC and Chapter TCC events.
Association training programs that include home study exams will receive 1 CEU
per 20 questions.
quizzes associated with books with study guides, magazine articles and chapter
newsletters will receive 1 CEU per 20 questions.
exam training workshops attendees and Instructors are eligible for CEUs at 1 CEU
per hour of session, with a maximum 10 CEUs for a program.
instructors and leaders at workshops, conferences, seminars or other related
training or education programs shall receive the equivalent number of CEUs
awarded to the attendees if they attend the entire program.
Other standard awards will only
be established after first consulting with the Liaison Committee and then
seeking approval of the Certification Board.
are not to be treated as a commodity to compensate volunteers for service
projects, board meetings or other non-education focused programs. There must be
a formal educational component to receive CEUs.
Program sponsors or independent registrar will be required to validate
and certify signatures on sign-in sheets for CEUs with a statement on form of
what signature means to reduce fraud. Chapters can add another signature level
at only a portion of a program will require completion of the post-approval
codes shall not be posted or otherwise made available to non-attendees after the
Fees for assigning CEUs, at the Chapter’s sole discretion, can be
charged an amount not to exceed $45 per course code with a maximum of $135 for a
single workshop to recoup costs of Chapter’s CEU administration only.
safety meeting CEU policy: Local Companies will submit to ISA Certification
staff or each ISA Chapter Liaison for pre-approval for these programs. National
companies may submit to ISA Certification staff. Application will include
support to justify compliance with TCIA guidelines. Course code will be good for
6 months (January – June then July – December to conform to Certification
cycle). Each 6 month tailgate course code will be valid for 4 total CEUs.
Applicant submits one course attendance form, signed by supervisor certifying
that each employee attended.
course work must be an academically accredited 2-year or 4-year institution.