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Heather Leff 

ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist Exam Preparation Course

Host: Duntemann Urban Forestry, LLC


The New England Chapter ISA is pleased to offer the ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Preparation Course. This is a VIRTUAL course with a LIVE instructor. The course is 9-three hour classes held on Mondays and Wednesday starting August 8th and ending on September 7th -from 6-9pm. $500 member, $625 non-member. Registration Deadline August 2nd. 27 CEUs.


This course is generously being offered to New England Chapter Members at a significant discount.
$500 Member | $625 Non-members (Includes 1-year chapter membership) | 27 CEUs

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ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist Exam Preparation Course (Online)

Host: Duntemann Urban Forestry, LLC

Consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays in August and September 2022

The highest credential a member of the International Society of Arboriculture can achieve is the Board-Certified Master Arborist certification.  This course is designed to prepare practitioners for the BCMA exam through content lectures, discussion, exercises, review, and self-assessments.  The course consists of nine, 3-hour modules presented over five consecutive weeks.  The BCMA Guide for Exam Preparation provides the framework for instruction. The Guide is not included in the registration fee. Registrants should verify that they are eligible to take the BCMA exam. International Society of Arboriculture > Credentials > Types of Credentials (isa-arbor.com)

The resources any one individual invests to prepare for the BCMA exam can be considerable.  Understanding this, Mark created a training experience that strives to reinforce participant strengths and identify areas of needed concentration.  The primary goal is to provide participants with the tools to think critically within the scenarios provided in the exam.  The structure of the course was designed to facilitate these ends.

  1. Registrants will complete and submit the preliminary assessment from the BCMA Guide at the course’s onset. Mark will review and discuss the results of this preliminary assessment with each registrant in preparation for the course.
  2. Participants will complete and submit chapter practice questions at the end of each module.
  3. An analysis of responses from the previous module’s exams will be presented and reviewed at the beginning of the subsequent module.
  4. Course participants will complete and submit the practice exam from the BCMA Guide at the series’ end.
  5. After the course’s completion participants will confer with Mark to review their practice exam results. Mark will schedule a one-on-one conversation with each participant.  Mentoring will include recommendations for additional study prior to the scheduled exam.


The course will be offered in nine modules on consecutive Mondays and Tuesdays in August and September for a fee of six hundred and twenty-five dollars ($625 US).. The class will not be provided on Labor Day (September 5th)  The schedule for the nine – 3-hour modules are:

  • Module 1 (August 8th) – Tree Biology & Biotic Disorders
  • Module 2 (August 10th) – Abiotic Disorders & Tree Preservation
  • Module 3 (August 15th) – Plant Identification, Selection & Installation
  • Module 4 (August 17th) – Soil Science, Treatment & Water Relations
  • Module 5 (August 22nd) – Climbing, Rigging, Removal & Support
  • Module 6 (August 24th) – Plant Health Care & Diagnostic Processes
  • Module 7 (August 29th) – Pruning, Tree Inventory & Management Plans
  • Module 8 (August 31st) – Risk Assessment & Plant Appraisal
  • Module 9 (September 7th) – Business Relations & Safety Management

The course will be provided once on each scheduled day at 18:00 ( 6:00 PM EDT) (GMT-4)


Participants will have access to the nine modules, webinar materials, and a certificate of participation. Homework assignments are provided for each module and class exercises will be presented during lectures. Twenty-seven (27) International Society of Arboriculture CEU’s are assigned to this course.