Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 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 1-day TRAQ RENEWAL
class & exam

Space is limited to 30 people
Registration is first-come-first-serve

Registration closes
Tuesday, September 11, 2017
at midnight
or when filled

Check payments must be received
by September 11, 2017
in order to remain on the class list.

Refund requests must be received
by September 11, 2017

(no refunds after September 11th)

Member Price
of either ISA International or the Florida Chapter

NonMember Price


ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
(register by September 11, 2017)

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

Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist or Tree Worker Specialist - 5
BCMA: Mgt-2 / Pract-2 / Sci-1

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


This course is the 1-day TRAQ RENEWAL course for people who currently hold the TRAQ credential and are up for their 5-year renewal.

Current TRAQ holders may take your renewal course as early as 12 months prior to your expiration date, and up to 6 months past your expiration date with an approved extension. Once passing the renewal exam, your expiration date will be updated 5 additional years from your original expiration date.

Check your TRAQ expiration date on your ISA credential card!
Is it time to renew your credential?
If you have been TRAQ qualified for 5 years, it is time to renew! This TRAQ RENEWAL class and exam is is limited to 30 arborists (first-come/first-served). The 1-day event consists of a 5-hour educational review class followed by a 3-hour exam that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the review class and successfully complete the assessment in order to renew your TRAQ qualification. Your ISA TRAQ credential will then be valid for another five years from the expiration date of your original TRAQ credential. 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 30 people.

Registration closes at midnight on September 11, 2017 (or when filled).
Check payments must be received by September 11, 2017 in order to remain on the class list.
Refund or substitution requests must be received by September 11, 2017; no refunds or substitutions after September 11th.

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:


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 (handed out at the class)
coffee and breakfast items
lunch, beverages and snacks for the day

Travel and lodging is on your own.

What is required to bring to the class:
 - your government issued photo ID
 - your TRAQ Manual (shipped  via UPS to the address you provide)
 - your TRAQ Workbook (will be handed out at the class)

 - 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 TRAQ RENEWAL course is a full 1-day event for arborists who currently hold theTRAQ credential and are approaching their 5-year renewal.

You will attend a review session of Tree Risk Assessment with Norm Easey and Sharon Lilly, two seasoned TRAQ instructors. They will provide a brief  review of the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Manual accompanied with workbook activities.This 1-day event will consist of 5 hours of review instruction with the instructors plus the 3 hour exam with indoor and outdoor components. 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