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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 Tuesdays and Thursdays starting November 2 & ending on December 5 - 6-9pm. $500 member, $625 non-member. Registration Deadline October 19th. 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

Tuesdays and Thursdays in November and December 2023

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays in November and December (excluding the Thanksgiving holiday) for a fee of six hundred and twenty-five dollars ($625 US). The schedule for the nine – 3-hour modules are:

  • Module 1 (November 2nd) – Tree Biology & Biotic Disorders
  • Module 2 (November 7th) – Abiotic Disorders & Tree Preservation
  • Module 3 (November 9th) – Plant Identification, Selection & Installation
  • Module 4 (November 14th) – Soil Science, Treatment & Water Relations
  • Module 5 (November 16th) – Plant Health Care & Diagnostic Processes
  • Module 6 (November 21st) – Risk Assessment & Plant Appraisal
  • Module 7 (November 28th) – Pruning, Tree Inventory & Management Plans
  • Module 8 (November 30th) – Climbing, Rigging, Removal & Support
  • Module 9 (December 5th) – 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.