Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST
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Gene Gehring 
Texas Chapter ISA 

5 CEU's

Your Instructor


Skip Kincaid

Skip Kincaid is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (MW-0155BM) with over 30 years of urban forestry, arboriculture, and forestry experience. He provides governments, businesses, utilities, attorneys, architects, and engineers with the performance of tree risk assessments; tree appraisals/forensics; storm damage assessment projects; tree preservation plans on construction sites; urban forestry master plans; ordinance writing; and expert witness testimony.

Skip is currently the Executive Director of the ISA Southern Chapter and provides a wide range of consulting services.

Skip served for four years on the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) panel of experts that developed the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) and has taught the 2˝ day course over 60 times. His expertise is utilized by attorneys as an expert witness and he has testified at depositions and trials in many states.


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Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Renewal - Online 

Registration Deadline is November 11, 2021 and Class Size is Limited to 30

 This is an ONLINE event with 5 ceu's

Co-Hosted by ISA Texas and Southern Chapters

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (ISA TRAQ) Renewal program is now available in a fully online environment. This new format for the program allows eligible ISA TRAQ credential holders to renew their credential, by successfully completing both training and examination requirements, from the convenience of their own home/location.

The ISA TRAQ credential is valid for five years. To reinstate your qualification,  you must take a one-day refresher course and exam, the TRAQ Renewal Course. This course is being held as a live, online event on Thursday, December 9, 2021. You will receive a GoToWebinar link when you complete your registration.

You may complete the TRAQ Renewal Course course as early as 18 months prior to your expiration date. An extension past the expiration date will not be available. Once you have successfully passed the requirements, the new five-year qualification period will begin the day following the original expiration date rather than the date of passing the renewal course. This will allow you to take full advantage of the five-year qualification period.

Here are the requirements for the virtual version of the TRAQ Renewal:

  1. Ability to view GoToWebinar (check here)
  2. PC/Mac/Tablet with Web Cam (the instructor and facilitator must be able to see you on camera)
  3. PC/Mac/Tablet with Microphone 
  4. Attend the Virtual Course
  5. After completing the course and your attendance is verified, you will receive a link to take the exam securely online
  6. Complete the performance-based test on your own and submit your results

The webinar will be 5 hours. The instructor will provide time for breaks and lunch. It will be his descetion as to timing.

When you complete the TRAQ Renewal Course, you will earn 5 CEUs for the instructional portion of the program. These CEUs can be applied to your ISA Certified Arborist® credential, including the Tree Worker credentials. For an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®, 2 CEUs go to practice, 2 to management, and 1 to science. 

The fee is set at $250 USD for ISA members and $295 USD for non-members.  

Registration Deadline: November 11, 2021

Your instructor for this event will be Skip Kincaid.

You will review:
   -   Levels of assessment
   -   Target assessment
   -   Site assessment
   -   Tree biology and mechanics
   -  Tree inspection and assessment
   -   Data analysis and risk categorizaion
   -   Mitigation
   -   Reporting

Included in your registration:
 -   course registration
 -   exam fee
 -   the TRAQ renewal manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide (No PO Boxes)
 -   the TRAQ renewal workbook 

Special Testing Accommodations Requests:

If you have an accommodation request, please complete the Special Accommodations Request Form and submit it with your application. You may find the form online at 

http://www.isa-arbor.com/Portals/0/Assets/PDF/Certification-Applications/TRAQ-App-Guide.pdf. The process may take up to several months and may not allow enough time to attend this particular class.

Retaking the Examination

There is a $150 USD fee per retake up to one year from the original date that you took the course. Applications for retake must be submitted prior to the registration deadline for the scheduled course where you will retake your exam. You must phone ISA to schedule a retake.

Cancellation Policy

If an ISA TRAQ renewal registrant cancels after November 11, there will be a $130 nonrefundable fee to ISA for materials and shipping and a $25 service charge. Cancellation requests must be emailed to gene@isatexas.com