Arborist Academy

2023 ISA Certified Arborist Prep Course

ISA Certified Arborist Badge

Our ISA Certified Arborist Prep Course is hosted multiple times throughout the year. It serves both as a perfect introductory class to best management practices in arboriculture, and as a structured development plan to pass the exam the first time. We will cover, in-depth, all of the core components that an Arborist needs to know in a way that is beneficial for newcomers to seasoned individuals alike.


This class is for individuals who are preparing for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam or are new to arboriculture and want to learn the vital skills in the industry. This course was designed to facilitate the following:

1) A pre-assessment exam that identifies current strengths and weaknesses

2) Engaging weekly webinars that cover the foundational pillars outlined in the ISA Certified Arborist Guide

3) Take home weekly quizzes that gauge conceptual understanding.

4) A final 200 question exam that contains questions similar to those encountered on the ISA exam.  


All sessions begin on consecutive Tuesdays at 6PM (18:00) US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Each live webinar will be three hours long and will be recorded for participant convenience.


Class 1 (January 10): Tree Biology

Class 2 (January 17): Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization

Class 3 (January 24): Tree Identification, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment

Class 4 (January 31): Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection

Class 5 (February 7): Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care

Class 6 (February 14): Tree Assessment and Risk Management

Class 7 (February 21): Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry

Class 8 (February 28): Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees


Amount due: $475 (US)

Fee includes access to all eight live classes (and recordings), course material (ISA Guide sold separately), weekly quizzes, weekly flashcards, and three practice exams.


Download the registrant form by clicking the below red PDF image. Participants should print this form and fill it out and email or text it to the contact information listed below. Please use your preferred email on the form as all class materials and invoices will use the listed email.

Participants have an option to pay by check, company invoice (credit), or personal electronic invoice (credit). 

All three methods involve the downloadable registrant form below. For check please mail, along with registrant document to the listed address in the form. For company or personal invoice, please email the registrant form to All payment instructions are contained within the registrant form.

All payments are due by 12:00 EDT Friday, January 6 2023. Participants will be sent a webinar instructions one-week prior to the course. Cancellations with full refund (less $75 US cancellation fee) accepted until 12:00 EDT Friday, January 6 2023.

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