This certification is for tree workers who specialize in climbing work. To become certified as an ISA Tree Worker Climber Specialist, you must have the skill and endurance to climb trees, demonstrate strong knowledge of safe work practices, and be able to get the job done off the ground. For this credential, you will be tested in both a classroom setting and a field setting.
To be eligible for the exam, you must have the following:
- Eighteen months of climbing experience in arboriculture
- Current training in a physical (practice) aerial rescue, CPR, and First Aid
For more information on how to become an ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist:
Certified Tree Worker Climber 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.
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.