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Certification CEU Center
All ISA Certified Arborists and other certified professionals are required to either earn continuing education unit (CEU) credits or retake the certification
exam to maintain their certification. If you choose to earn CEUs to maintain your credential, below are a few suggestions for CEU sources.
College courses are now worth 10 CEUs per credit hour. For example, a 3-hour college course is worth 30 CEUs. College course work must be completed at an
academically accredited two- or four-year institution, and proof of passing grade is required.
Many conferences, seminars, workshops, and other chapter-held, educational events are worth CEUs. Ask your chapter executive to learn more about how many
CEUs are available for different types of events.
Climbers at Tree Climbing Championship Events
Climbers and judges can be awarded up to 3 CEUs at ITCC and Chapter TCC events.
CEUs for Non-Educational Purposes
CEUs are not to be treated as a commodity to compensate volunteers. There must be a formal educational component to receive CEUs, and they cannot be traded
for service projects, board meetings, or participation in other non-education focused programs.
Authors can receive 3 CEUs for published educational articles.
CPR and First Aid Training
A CPR and First Aid class or renewal are each worth 4 CEUs. A copy of your card is needed to earn the CEUs. Also, CEUs for CPR and First Aid will only be awarded once per certification period.
ISA Publication Quizzes
If you complete ISA Arborist News Quizzes you may only receive CEUs created for them
once for the life of your certification unless the publication is updated.
Note: To receive CEU credits for publications and other educational products, you must successfully complete the associated quiz or CEU
workbook questions. Just like CEUs earned for quizzes from Arborist News, other ISA publications can be earned only once per issue or edition during
the life of your certification.
Computer Based Training
Most seminars are pre-approved through your local chapter. If you would like to know if an upcoming seminar has been pre-approved for credit, you
can contact your local chapter. If you are a member of your local chapter you should get a newsletter that informs you of upcoming seminars. You should
also check the Arborist News Industry Calendar and the ISA web site.
A lot of companies offer in-house training. Anything educational pertaining to tree care gets CEUs! This includes safety meetings, training, CPR/first aid, chain saw safety training, etc.
Note: An individual is not limited or restricted to only those sources listed, there are many other resources available in the marketplace that can provide similar CEU opportunities.
View Your Certification Status
To learn more about your current certification status or access your CEU report, log in to your MyISA Account.
CEUs can be earned through a variety of continuing education and training opportunities. In addition to those listed here, there are many other resources
though which CEUs can be earned. ISA encourages active participation in Chapters, Professional Affiliations, and Associated Organizations.