$625 – $750

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualifications (TRAQ) Course, November, 2017

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Hunter Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall)

109 Rosemont Garden

Lexington, KY 40503

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"The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) course provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training 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. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification.”

Instructor: Dr. Bill Fountain, Extension Professor of Arboriculture & Landscape Management, UK Department of Horticulture
Hosted by: Dr. Bill Fountain & Laura Lambert, KAA Component Executive
ISA/Kentucky Chapter

**Deadline for registration and cancellation is October 16, 2017. There will be no course refunds issued after October 16, 2017 registration deadline.

(*KAA observes the right to cancel TRAQ Course at anytime due to low attendance and reschedule participants if necessary)

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification: Tentative Agenda
Day 1: Educational Session (8:00am – 5:00pm)
*Registration at 7:45 am
Course Opening
Module 1: Introduction to Tree Risk Assessment Module 2: Levels of Assessment
Module 3: Target Assessment
Module 4: Site Assessment
Module 5: Tree Biology and Mechanics
Day 2: Educational Session (8:00am – 5:00pm)
Module 6: Tree Inspection and Assessment Module 7: Data Analysis and Risk Categorization Module 8: Mitigation
Module 9: Reporting
Review and Exam Information
Day 3: Exam (8:00am – 11:30am)
Written exam Performance-based exam
*Times are subject to change
Registration includes:
a) Tree Risk Assessment Manual (Must have read the manual prior to the course.)
b) Lunches and breaks are included on Day 1 & Day 2.
c) Come prepared for the weather-of-the-day.
PREREQUISITES FOR TREE RISK ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATION
To earn a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification you must hold or have held one of the following prerequisites. Please indicate which prerequisite(s) can be used to verify your eligibility. For non-ISA credentials, please submit a copy of a certificate, credential identification card, diploma, or similar documentation. Copies should be emailed to info@ky-isa.org.
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • ISA Certified Arborist. Provide Certification ID#
  • ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. Provide Certification ID#
  • European Tree Worker
  • European Tree Technician
  • Fachagrarwirt Baumpflege
  • AHC30810 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Australia)
  • NZ National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4)
  • United Kingdom Qualifications and Credit Framework Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Arboriculture
  • Connecticut Arborist License
  • Louisiana Arborist License
  • Rhode Island Arborist License
  • Maryland Tree Expert
  • Massachusetts Certified Arborist
  • New Jersey Certified Tree Expert
  • New Hampshire Arborists Association Certified Arborist
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF) Certified Forester
  • ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA) status
  • Manitoba Arborist Training and Licensing Program

A degree in arboriculture, urban forestry, traditional forestry, or horticulture that is part of a national qualifications framework or is from a college or university that is accredited or recognized under a system that is substantially similar to accreditation.

If you hold a credential or have completed a program of study that is not listed above, go to www.isa-arbor.com/certification/resources/cert_Cred_TRAQ_EligibilityAppeal.pdf for information on submitting an appeal. Please be aware that the appeal process could take several months. Please contact Laura Lambert with any questions at: lauraolambert@mac.com or 502-523-0768.

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