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Certified Arborist Exam Handbooks and Applications

Once you have determined the desired date and location for your exam, you need to submit a completed application and all support documents.

Apply for Your Exam

You may complete your application online or by mail. Please be sure to include all required fees and supporting documents at the time of submittal to ensure that your application can be processed in a timely manner. Examples of supporting documents include reference letters and verification of First Aid, CPR, Aerial Rescue or Tree Worker Skills Exam Waiver Form. Should you have any questions about the application process, please email

Application Handbooks

Download the application handbook to review full details about the exam and application process. Use the application in the handbook if you would like to apply for your exam by mail or FAX.

Online Applications

Use the links below if you would like to apply for your exam online.

Computer-Based Exams

During a computer-based exam you will see many navigational features. Full explanations of some of these features will not be provided during your exam. An explanation of the navigational features will be provided with your confirmation letter when you register for a computer-based exam. You may access the explanation of navigational features now by selecting from the choices below.

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