Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Plant Health 1st Floor Conference Room
8995 E Main St Bldg 23
Reynoldsburg OH 43068
Date & Time:
Tuesday, June 27 ~ 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday, June 28 ~ 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday, June 29 ~ 8 AM - 11:30 AM
This 3-day course and exam is open to interested parties who meet the per-requites (see Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook) and is limited to 20 arborists (first-come/first-served). The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a 1/2 day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification.
Registration closes on May 30, 2017 or when class is filled. All payments are due by May 30, 2017. Cancellation/refund requests must be submitted by May 30, 2017. All applications will be reviewed for approval. Your registration will be finalized via email.
What to bring to class:
1. Your government-issued photo ID
2. TRAQ Manual and Workbook
3. Hard hat and high-visibility vest or shirt
4. #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes
5. Rain gear, including large zip-lock bag
Please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors; we cannot always control the room temperature to suit everyone. Come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors.
You will receive a confirmation packet from ISA in Champaign, IL containing a letter with the date and time of the course and the name of the appropriate contact person. The confirmation packet includes one copy each of the Tree Risk Assessment Manual and Tree Risk Assessment Workbook. Individuals taking a retake exam will not receive a new manual or workbook. No refunds or discounts are given if you already own the Tree Risk Assessment Manual.
Confirmation packets will be shipped to the address provided on the personal information registration page. Please provide a physical shipping address.
ISA cannot ship to a PO box.
To earn a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification you must hold or have held one of the following prerequisites. Please indicate which prerequisite(s) can be used to verify your eligibility. For non-ISA credentials, please submit a copy of a certificate, credential identification card, diploma, or similar documentation.
* Current ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified holder registering to re-qualify
* ISA Certified Arborist Number
* ISA BCMA Number
* Society of American Foresters (SAF) Certified Forester
Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, Traditional Forestry, or Horticulture Degree from an accredited college or university
* Other from the TRAQ Handbook
Questions: Contact the Ohio Chapter ISA at (614) 771-7494 or email info@OhioChapterISA.org.