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TCIA Accreditation is a third-party consumer confidence verification program administered by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) America’s oldest and most respected tree-care trade association. Accreditation helps consumers identify qualified tree care companies who conduct business in a safe, legal, and ethical manner.

Why TCIA Accreditation?

Accreditation is a business growth program that gives tree care companies the tools to strengthen the foundation of their businesses and construct a successful future. With the help and support of TCIA, Accreditation will help you:

  • Build documented safety and training programs

  • Establish policies to help employees perform better

  • Evaluate your company against industry standards

  • Develop customer satisfaction practices

  • Get ahead of your competition for municipal bid contracts

The Accreditation Process

  1. Pre-qualify
    Any commercial tree care company in the United States and Canada can apply for Accreditation. Contact us to discuss the program, requirements and how Accreditation fits with your company’s goals. This helps you pre-qualify your company for the program.
  2. Enroll
    If you would like to enroll please complete the following Accreditation Enrollment Form and return in to us via If you would like, you can also mail in this form or fax it to our office (fax #: 1-603-314-5386). Upon receipt of the application, our team will reach out to you with information on how to pay the enrollment fee and instructions on how to proceed.
  3. Prepare
    When you enroll in the program, you will receive an email invite to the Accreditation Community. Within the Community you can find a checklist of key elements designed to evaluate your company against industry standards and best business practices in order to improve your performance.Your company will be accredited if everything meets Accreditation program standards. You will be given specific instructions on how to complete the process and become accredited if you have work that still needs to be done, or elements that need to be addressed.
  4. Maintain & Renew
    Your certification is in effect for three years and there are renewal check-ups required every year. These renewals ensure the following:
    • You have the required number of arborists on staff
    • Your company is properly insured
    • Your company has a good safety and consumer satisfaction rating
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“Going through the Accreditation process will give the group a lot of confidence and show them the list of things they have to abide by the code of ethics, safety policies, training policies, insurance. Any company owner who goes through this, I think he can probably sleep a lot better at night knowing that he is doing things the right way and you’re setting the bar high for other people around you in the industry.”

Scott McPhee, Owner, Harrison McPhee