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Certified Arborist Prep Course

January 10-12, 2022


The next course is scheduled for March 2022 in Southfield, MI. More details will be posted on the calendar.


This 3-day course can be taken in its entirety, or as individual days according to the registration fees listed below.

Course - January 10-12, 2022

ISA Testing - January 13, 2022 (separate registration to ISA required by December 29, 2021!)

This course is beneficial to the following people:

  • Experienced tree care professionals taking the exam for the first time. Note: Exam eligibility requirements: 3 yrs experience in arboriculture, or a 2 yr degree in arboriculture and 2 yrs of experience, or a 4 yr degree in a related field and 1 year practical experience.
  • Other professionals wishing to become a Certified Arborist
  • Anyone re-taking the certified arborist exam.
  • Those desiring CEU credits toward maintaining certification and to expand their knowledge.

The Value of an ISA Credential - ISA credentials are valued and trusted because they let consumers know that you possess a high degree of knowledge about caring for and maintaining trees. When developing an exam, a panel of subject matter experts from around the world completes a job task analysis, and then writes an exam that encompasses the defined skills. ISA credentials build expert knowledge and reflect the professional skills sought by leaders from the public and private sectors, including training, academia and government organizations.


  • The course will run each day from 8am-5pm.
  • Registration/Check-in begins at 7:30am each day.
  • Morning snacks/beverages and lunch are provided each day.
  • Cancellations prior to January 3 will incur a $50 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be given after January 3.
  • All registrants must be prepaid – Walk-Ins will not be accepted.
  • LIMIT: 16 attendees each day

  • $240 ISA Michigan Member Full Course
  • $280 Non Member Full Course
  • $105 Daily rate Member (for those looking to get education on specific topics per day)
  • $145 Daily rate Non Member (for those looking to get education on specific topics per day)


Refund requests for event registration fees must be submitted in writing via email or mail no later than 7 days prior to the start of an event to receive a refund. A $50.00 administration fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Refund requests received less than 7 days prior to the start of the event will not be accepted.

Event registration serves as a contract between the registrant and ISA Michigan. Payment for event registration is the responsibility of the registrant. The registrant agrees to these terms and the contract becomes active upon ISA Michigan receiving the completed registration via email or mail.

This Prep Course is approved for 24 CEUS from ISA for the full course. There are 8 CEUs offered each day.

Monday, January 10 - 8:00am-3:30pm
Chapter 8-Tree Pruning
Chapter 9-Tree Support and Lightening Protection
Chapter 15-Tree Worker Safety
Chapter 16-Climbing & Working in Trees

Tuesday, January 11 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Chapter 1-Tree Biology
Chapter 2-Tree ID
Chapter 3-Soil Science
Chapter 6-Tree Selection
Chapter 7-Tree Installation & Establishment
Chapter 13-Trees and Construction

Wednesday, January 12 - 8:00am-5:00pm
Chapter 4-Water Management
Chapter 5-Tree Nutrition & Fertilization
Chapter 10-Diagnosis and Plant Disorders
Chapter 11-Plant Health Care
Chapter 12-Tree Assessment/Risk Management

Chapter 14-Urban Forestry

The health and safety of our attendees is a priority and we are mindful of the ever-changing environment with the pandemic. We are following the most up-to-date guidelines for an in-person event.

Monday, January 10, 2022 to Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Brighton Light House
Art Room
142 Brighton Lake Road
Brighton, MI  48116
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Annie Kruise
517-337-4999 (p)
Registration is closed
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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Certified Arborist Study Guide
Full 3 Day Class
One Day Only - Monday, Jan 10
One Day Only - Tuesday, Jan 11
One Day Only - Wednesday, Jan 12