Becoming a Certified Arborist

Q: What are the steps to become a certified arborist?

A: A certified arborist is someone who has passed a test administered by the International Society of Arboriculture, www.isa-arbor.com. After passing the test, a member is required to take continuing education classes to keep up their certification. Studying for the initial test is done on your own, using ISA textbooks. The next test is in April in Cordele GA. Becoming an ISA certified arborist is a sign you follow the highest standards of tree health and safety. You can get more information from the Georgia Arborist Association, www.georgiaarborist.org, including details about their tree climbing competition on February 27th.