Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

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UF-IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research & Education Center 
3205 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314

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Florida Chapter ISA

for the FULL 3-day TRAQ class & exam

Space is limited to 40 people
Registration is first-come-first-serve

Registration closes
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
at midnight
or when filled

Check payments must be received
by September 12, 2017
in order to remain on the class list.

Refund requests must be received
by September 12, 2017

(no refunds after September 12th)

Member Price
of either ISA International or the Florida Chapter

NonMember Price


ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 thru Friday, October 13, 2017
(register by September 12, 2017)

UF-IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center
3205 College Avenue  -  Davie, FL 33314

Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist or Tree Worker Specialist - 14.5
BCMA: Pract-6 / Mgt-6 / Sci-2.5

Read details below and click the 'register' button at the bottom of page


This course is the full 3-day TRAQ course for people who have not yet taken the TRAQ class and exam.

Expand your business! Become qualified as an ISA Tree Risk Assessment professional. This TRAQ class and exam is open to all interested parties who meet the qualifications and is limited to 40 arborists (first-come/first-served). The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the entire course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification. The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is valid for five years from the date the TRAQ exam is passed. The qualification holder is required to take the course and pass the exam every five years in order to maintain the qualification.

In order to register at the Member Price you MUST be a member of ISA International or of Florida Chapter ISA.

All prerequisites for registering will be reviewed and your registration will be finalized via email.

Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Space is limited to 40 people.

Registration closes at midnight on September 12, 2017 (or when filled).
Check payments must be received by September 12, 2017 in order to remain on the class list.
Refund or substitution requests must be received by September 12, 2017; no refunds or substitutions after September 12th.

Have you read the TRAQ handbook?
During the registration process you will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions in the handbook; if you do not agree with them you cannot take the course and exam. Find the handbook at:


If you feel you qualify to take the course because you hold a credential or have completed a program of study that is not listed on page 3 of the handbook, you can download the form to submit an appeal; the appeals process may take up to several months and may not allow enough time to attend this particular class.  Find the appeals form:

Included in your registration:

 -   course registration
 -   exam fee
 -   the TRAQ manual and workbook
coffee and breakfast items for all 3 days
lunch, beverages and snacks for instructional days (December 3 and 4, 2015)

Travel and lodging is on your own.

What is required to bring to the class:
 - your government issued photo ID
 - your TRAQ Manual and Workbook (will be shipped to the address you provide)
 - your hard hat and high visiblity vest or shirt (required)
 - #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes and completing worksheets
 - rain gear, including a large ziplock bag (just in case!)
come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors
please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors;
    we cannot always control the room
temperature to suit everyone

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
www.isa-arbor.com/Accommodations. The process may take up to several months and may not allow enough time to attend this particular class.

Meet the Instructors:

  • Norm Easey
    Norm Easey is CEO of the Florida Chapter ISA and has a special interest in sharing his tree knowledge; he is a familiar face at the chapter seminars as moderator, speaker and administrator. Most recently Norm served for 4 years on a panel of industry experts that created the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) credential.
  • Sharon Lilly
    Sharon Lilly is a past president of ISA and former chair of the ISA Certification Board. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the commercial sector and has taught arboriculture at the college level. In addition to authoring and producing the interactive CD-ROM series, she is the author of several popular books, including the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide. More recently, Sharon lead the development of the Tree Risk Assessment Manual and Qualification, as well as the Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment. Sharon continues to write and conduct seminars on many aspects of arboriculture.

An Overview:

This course is the full 3-day TRAQ course for people who have not yet taken the TRAQ class and exam.

You will have the privilege of learning Tree Risk Assessment from Norm Easey and Sharon Lilly, two seasoned TRAQ instructors. They will provide a  thorough presentation of the ISA Tree Assessment Manual accompanied with workbook activities. Indoor instruction will be followed-up with hands-on outdoor demonstrations that will walk you through the skills you need to know to become a knowledgeable Tree Risk Assessor. The 2-day class will conclude with the exam on the 3rd day. You will learn:
   -   Levels of assessment
   -   Target assessment
   -   Site assessment
   -   Tree biology and mechanics
   -  Tree inspection and assessment
   -   Data analysis and risk categorizaion
   -   Mitigation
   -   Reporting