Arborist Certification Study Class Set for June 12-13 at Lanier Tech
GUFC will present a 1.5 day Arborist Certification Study Class at Lanier Tech, Room C107, 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Cumming, GA June 12-13. In this 1.5 day class, those interested in becoming certified arborists will learn how to register for the exam, where to take the exam, how to use the study guide, and get intensive training in the following exam content: Soil Management, Identification and Selection of Trees, Tree Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Safe Work Practices, Tree Biology, Diagnosis and Treatment, Urban Forestry, Tree Protection, and Tree Risk Management. Instructors will include (all certified arborists) Nancy Lovingood, Manager of Development Services, Forsyth County; Gary Love, Horticulture Instructor at Lanier Tech; Rusty Lee, VP Tree Care Operations for Downey Trees; Andrew Saunders, Environmental Coordinator for Athens-Clarke County Government; Mary Carol Sheffield, Paulding County Extension Agent; and Dale Higdon, arborist and forester, retired Georgia Forestry Commission.
The Arborist Certification Study Guide is not included in the class registration, but can be purchased through the International Society of Arboriculture and Amazon.com. The study guide is optional (but helpful) when attending the class, and recommended when studying for the exam. An exam will be scheduled at the same location at a later date this summer. For more information about the benefits and process of arborist certification, click here.
Arborist Certification Study Class Details:
Date: June 12 and 13, 2013 (Day One is 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (approx. 7 hours) and Day Two is 9 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. (approx. 3 hours)
Location: Lanier Tech (Forsyth Campus), Room C107, 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Cumming, GA 30041. For directions, click here.
Registration Fee: $100 GUFC members, $115 non-members. Lunch on day one and morning refreshments on both days are included.
For those who would like to attend this class as a refresher course: ISA CEUs: Arborist – 8.5; Municipal – 8.5; BCMA Science – 3; BCMA Practice – 2.5; BCMA Management – 3; TW Climber Specialist – 1.5. SAF CFE credits: 7.0 category 1 and .5 category 2.
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