Meet eligibility to become an ISA Certified Arborist with Vermont Tech’s Arboriculture Certificate Program!
This certificate can be used to meet direct instruction eligibility requirements for the ISA Certified Arborist® program when you have an associate degree or higher in an unrelated field.
You must have an associate degree or higher to enroll in this certificate program. To earn the Arboriculture Certificate at Vermont Tech, you must complete the following to receive your 90 hours in direct instruction required by ISA
You must also meet the practical experience requirement by ISA:
- Two years of experience if you have an associate degree
For all non-degree students, register for the courses above with the non-degree registration form.
ISA Certification Exam and CEUs
The Arboriculture Certificate program can be used as an assessment-based certificate program when submitting your application to become an ISA Certified Arborist. Current ISA certification holders can also enroll in this program to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Learn more about ISA’s eligibility requirements and candidate information for the ISA Certified Arborist program.
Why Become a Certified Arborist?
ISA Certification is a voluntary effort among professionals in the tree care industry to:
- Establish a standard of quality in arboricultural work
- Promote and encourage continuing education
- Provide the public with a mechanism for identifying qualified tree care professionals.
With an ISA Certification, you’ll have a competitive advantage over arborists who are not certified. It allows you to:
- Advertise the knowledge and experience you’ve gained during your green industry career.
- Tell potential clients and employers you can be trusted with their trees.
- Demonstrate your commitment to high standards of tree care.
- Stay up to date on the latest advances in the industry and keep in touch with the arboriculture community at large.
Certified Arborist Career Path
ISA Certification provides a standardized method of judging career level and expertise that allows for smart hiring by employers and career growth for tree care workers. These benchmarks are supported and maintained by professionals dedicated to the health of their industry.
If you are already an ISA certification holder, you will need to earn CEUs by taking classes or reading educational publications. An ISA Certified Arborist is a professional dedicated to lifelong learning.
ISA Certification can also lead to advanced certification opportunities. The highest level of certification, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®, rewards those who have reached the pinnacle of their profession.
Questions? Contact Molly Willard (802-535-5315).