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Certification Tests
Certification information and an application form can be obtained by clicking here.
As with all Certification Examinations the application must be in the ISA office 12 working days prior to the Exam
.  ISA Certified Arborist computer based exam now available in Texas. To view computer based testing locations please choose the link below. In order to schedule a computer based exam, you MUST submit your application and/or retake form to ISA. The testing vendor will not allow you to schedule an exam directly through them.    Computer based testing locations
Contact Misti (Beirne) Perez 512.965.1076 for more information.
October 16, 2015, CPS Training Auditorium in San Antonio. Check in at noon and the exam begins at 12:30. CPS Training Auditorium
October 2, 2015 (CA, M, U) Waco Convention Center. Check in at 12:30 and exam begins at 1pm Waco
August 18, 2015, (CA) University of Texas, Austin, George Sanchez Building, Room 324, 1912 Speedway, check in at noon, exam at 12:30. UT Austin

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August 15, 2015, (CA) Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Dallas
May 22, 2015 (CA,US, MS, CTW) 2010 North Loop West, Conference Room, Houston, TX Houston
March 20, 2015 (CA,US, MS, CTW) at the University of Texas Austin, George Sanchez Building, Room 324, 1912 Speedway, check in at noon, exam at 12:30. UT Austin

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March 13, 2015 (CA, M, U) at the CPS Training Auditorium in San Antonio. Check in at noon and the exam begins at 12:30. CPS Training Auditorium
March 6, 2015 (Climber Specialist) Certified Tree Worker Exam. 1402 East 5th Street, Austin
December 12, 2014 Exam (CA, M, U) at Amarillo College, downtown campus, room 112A. Check in at 8:00 am. Amarillo College

ISA Career Path Pyramid

Are you losing money? You might be if you do not have an ISA Certification Credential!
Here is why:
1. In a recent survey of 16,000 arborists, it was reported that arborists in the 20-40 age group had a significantly higher income if they were ISA Certified.
2. The ISA Certified Arborist in now required in many municipal, state and federal contracts.
3. Many developers and landscape architects write specifications requiring ISA Certified Arborists.
4 Many commercial tree care companies, municipalities and utilities require either a ISA Certified Arborist or ISA Certified Tree Worker credential.
5. ISA educates the general public through an extensive public relations program. The homeowner is beginning to demand ISA Certification for arborists who work on their trees.

Sign up now and learn what 25,000 other arborists already know. ISA Certification is the mark of the professional arborist!

ISAT Certification Working Groups - 2013-2014

ISA Certifications

Contact Misti Perez 512.965.1076

Already certified? Check your status here.

Testing: Texas ISA Certification Exam Dates are at the top of this page. Here is the  ISA Certified Arborist Instructions and Application Form. And Review Classes can be found on the home page and here is the Testing Center information.

Texas Certification Exam Master Tree Lists (pdf format)
Texas Forest Service Tree Id Website
Texas Forest Service Tree ID Slideshow (PDF format 1.6M)

ISA Certification Policy

If would like to obtain CEU's for an event:
Please fill in this form to obtain CEU's

1) Two week advance notice
2) Submit all of the following:
Name of person to be responsible for CEU forms
Complete address of that person
Phone, fax, and email address of person responsible
Exact location of event
Is the event open to the public or private
3) A complete outline of the workshop with as much detail as possible
4) List of speakers
5) Time of each talk
6) Be sure to add in breaks and lunch
7) Be willing to send the original signed CEU sheets to ISA and keep a copy for 4 years.

If certificants do not sign their name legibly, their CEUís will not be counted.

  Board Certified Master Arborist

Contact Greg David

ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Application Form

Municipal Specialist

Contact Jim Carse

ISA Municipal Arborist Certification Instructions & Application Form

City Tree Ordinance Information

Utility Specialist

Contact Orlando De La Garza

ISA Utility Arborist Certification Instructions & Application Form

Certified Tree Worker

Contact: Nevic Donnelly

Certified Tree Worker Instructions & Application Form

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