ISA Certified Arborist Municipal SpecialistISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist® credential holders are current ISA Certified Arborists® who have chosen municipal arboriculture or urban forestry as a career path. For this credential, you will be tested on the areas of public relations, administration, risk management, policy, and planning as they pertain to municipal arboriculture.

To be eligible for the exam, you must be an ISA Certified Arborist and have a minimum of three years of work experience managing the establishment and maintenance of urban trees. 

For more information on how to become an ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist:

ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist Study Materials

While you may use any materials you choose during your exam preparation, we encourage you to use materials that are grounded in best practices and scientific theory, and those that are supported by external reviewers, such as accreditation organizations or governing bodies.

Study Materials

ISA offers a full list of recommended study resources that cover multiple domains in each handbook and in the ISA webstore.

ISA Online Learning

ISA Online Learning offers a wide variety of courses, Arborist News, AUF, and other CEU articles, the ArborPod™ podcasts series, and other resources. Earn CEUs while refreshing your knowledge in some areas and becoming better-educated in others as you prepare for the exam. 

The resources referenced on this site should not be considered the only source of information available to study for the exam.