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CAT Certified Arborist Training Course (6 Classes)

  • March 04, 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • April 08, 2022
  • 3:00 PM
  • 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

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Base fee:
  • *Includes ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide
  • *Includes ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide

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Arizona Community Tree Council  Presents 


2022 Certified Arborist Training and Review 
a 6-Class Course designed to prepare tree-care industry workers for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam

SCOTTSDALE CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY

3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251


Registration Now Open!

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Training Class Dates:
  • Friday, March 4, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
  • Friday, March 11, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
  • Friday, March 18, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
  • Friday, March 25, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
  • Friday, April 1, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
  • Friday, April 8, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
 Exam Date:

April 9, 2022

Agenda: 

2022 Arizona Certified Arborist Training (CAT) Class: 6 Fridays, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Date and Time

Topics

Chapters

Presenters

March 4

8am-9am

Overview and Exam Prep Planning

David Mikulak

9:15am-10:30 am

Plant ID, Taxonomy, Nomenclature

Chapter #1

David Mikulak

10:45am-12:15

Tree Biology

Chapter #2

David Mikulak

12:15pm-1:15pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:15pm-2:45pm

Pruning and ANSI Standards

Chapter #8

Richard Adkins

2:45pm-3:00pm

Questions

March 11

8am-9:30am

Tree Selection

Chapter #6

BenjaminPendleton

9:45-11:15am

Tree Planting & Installation 

Chapter #7

BenjaminPendleton

11:15-12:15

Lunch

12:15-1:30pm

Trees and Construction

Chapter #13

Roy Maxey

1:45-3:00pm

Urban Forestry

Chapter#14

BenjaminPendleton

March 18

8:00-9:30am

Soil

Chapter#3

Tom Ellis

9:45-11:15am

Water Management

Chapter #4 

Tom Ellis

11:15-11:30am

Questions/Discussion/Recap

David Mikulak

11:30-12:30pm

Lunch on Your Own

12:30-2:00pm

Tree Nutrition & Fertilizing

Chapter #5

Tom Ellis

2:00pm-3:00pm

Review and Discussion/Recap

David Mikulak

Send Home Practice Exam #1

March 25

8:00-9:30am

Tree/Plant Health Care

Chapter #11

Dave Mikulak

9:45-11:15am

Tree Problems & Diagnosis

Chapter #10

Dave Mikulak

11:15-11:30am

Questions/Discussion/Recap

David Mikulak

11:30-12:30

Lunch on your own

12:30-2:00pm

Tree Assessment & Risk Mgmt.

Chapter #12

Rick Robinson

2:00-3:00pm

Review and Discussion/Recap

David Mikulak

Send Home Practice Exam #2

April 1

8:00-9:30am

Tree Worker Safety

Chapter#15

Scott Cosgrove

9:45-11:15am

Working in Trees

Chapter #16

Scott Cosgrove

11:15-11:30am

Questions/Discussion/Recap

David Mikulak

11:30-12:30pm

Lunch on your own

12:30-2:00pm

Tree Support & Lightning Protection

Chapter #9

Roy Maxey

2:00-3:00pm

Review and Discussion/Recap

David Mikulak

April 8

8:00-9:30am

Arborist Jeopardy Round 1

David Mikulak

9:45-11:15am

Arborist Jeopardy Round 2

David Mikulak

11:15-11:30am

Questions/Discussion/Recap

David Mikulak

11:30-12:30pm

Lunch on your own

12:30-3:00pm

Double Jeopardy and Dismissal

David Mikulak


What is Certified Arborist Training (CAT)?
The Certified Arborist Training Course is a series of classes designed to prepare students to take the ISA Certified Arborist exam. It is also an excellent introduction to the field of arboriculture, as well as a great review for industry professions. The course is open to all students. CEU's are offered for Certified Arborists.

What will I learn?
Classes cover all chapters in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide.

What materials do I need?

The ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide is included with your Full Registration. (All Daily Registrants are required to provide their own ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide, and may purchase with from ACTC for $75.)

What is the cost of the CAT Program series?

Full Registration fee for the 6-week CAT program is $395.
Non-members pay the annual membership fee in addition to the registration fee.

What if I am unable to attend all 6 classes?  Daily Registration is available.  Non-members pay the annual membership fee in addition to the registration fee. The ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide is not included in the daily registration.  Daily registrants are required to provide their own ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide. The ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide may be purchased through your CAT Registration, or from the ISA Online Store.


When do I need to register for the CAT classes?
Registration will be open soon.

More Info on the ISA CAT Exam: Call ISA for more details at 217-355-9411.
  • The ISA requires a minimum of 3 years documented field experience before taking the Certified Arborist exam.
  • The ACTC/CAT Program series does not include the exam registration and exam fee.
  • ACTC is not responsible for your CAT exam registration.
  • The Certified Arborist Exam is proctored by the ISA. 
  • To take the exam, individuals must be registered directly with the ISA at least 3 weeks prior to the exam to be eligible for testing.
  • The ISA Certified Arborist Exam also requires a fee to be paid directly to the ISA. 
  • Please review the qualifications for taking the exam at  http://www.isa-arbor.com/certification/becomeCertified/index.aspx
  • Call ISA for more details at 217-355-9411.




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