Seeking arborist certification? Need a refresher course?
The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by Certified Arborists Gretchen Musser and Rob Swanson on May 8 and 9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (both days), at Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Gretchen and Rob will help attendees prepare for the exam with lectures and hands-on demonstrations covering Tree Biology, Tree Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees. REGISTRATION FEE: $100 GUFC members; $115 non-members (Lunch and refreshments provided on both days.) STUDY GUIDE: Attendees should read through the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide (not included) to prepare for the review and the exam. The Arborist Certification Study Guide is available at www.isa-arbor.com and www.amazon.com. An ISA Certified Arborist exam will be scheduled approximately one month after the review course for those wanting to take it. Attendees will be responsible for completing their own application for the exam. SCHOLARSHIPS:The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering scholarships to cover the cost of registration for tree board members and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA Certified Arborists. Download scholarship form here. Scholarship application must be approved by the Georgia Forestry Commission before registering for the class. ISA CEUs: Certified Arborist: 13.75, Municipal Specialist: 9, BCMA – Science: 3, BCMA – Practice: 5.5, BCMA – Management: 5.25, TW Climber Specialist: 5, TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 5. Pesticide Recertification Hours :2 Commercial Credit Hours per Category 21, 2 Commercial Credit Hours per Category 23. Questions? Call Mary Lynne Beckley at 470-210-5900 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org