Many arborists are required to earn continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their credentials. Below is a list of TCIA programs, events and training suggestions for CEU sources:

TCIA Safety Training Programs

CTSP CEUs ISA CEUs
Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Online 7.5 7.5
Tailgate Safety Program – English | Spanish 25.25* 29.25
Crew Leader Qualification Workshop 8.0 8.0
CTSP Certification Workshop N/A 8.0

* CTSP CEUs go towards Continuing Education category.

If you’re the trainer you will receive 75.75 CTSP CEUs for Training and Program Development category

Tree Care Academy

Introduction to Arboriculture Safety

CTSP CEUs ISA CEUs
Introduction to Arboriculture Safety – English | Spanish 1.25 1.25

Ground Operations

CTSP CEUs ISA CEUs
Ground Operations 1: Fundamentals – English | Spanish 2.00 2.00
Ground Operations 2: Chipper Specialist – English | Spanish 1.75 1.75
Ground Operations 3: Chain Saw Specialist – English | Spanish 1.75 1.75
Ground Operations 4: Tree Rigging and Removal – English | Spanish 4.75 4.75

Tree Climber Specialist

Aerial Lift Operations

CTSP CEUs ISA CEUs
Aerial Lift Operations 1: Fundamentals – English | Spanish 2.75 2.75
Aerial Lift Operations 2: Aerial Lift Rescue 1.25 1.25

Tree Care Specialist

CTSP CEUs ISA CEUs
Tree Care Specialist – English 1.5 16.75

Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP)

CTSP CEUs ISA CEUs
Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Online – English | Spanish 7.5 7.5

Plant Health Care (PHC) Technician

CTSP CEUs ISA CEUs
Plant Health Care (PHC) Technician Online 2.25 16.5

Crew Leader Specialist

CTSP CEUs ISA CEUs
Crew Leader Specialist – English | Spanish 7.25 7.25

Paper Manual Programs

CTSP CEUs ISA CEUs
Tree Care Safety Specialist 1.5 1.5

Completing the TCIA Trainer Qualification course is worth:

  • 5.0 Continuing Education CEUs (completing course) and
  • 3.0 Training and Program Development CEUs (completing capstone project)
  • Any additional capstone projects completed are worth 3.0 Training and Program Development CEUs.

If you are seeking educational credits or CEUs from any organization other than ISA or TCIA, you should first contact that organization to see what they may grant, as well as what their specific processes are. TCIA does not award CEUs for other organizations, we simply offer educational opportunities and training and will then provide you proof of completion, which can then be turned over to other organizations where they must decide whether to award you CEUs.

Check the Events Calendar for additional CEUs listed

Other ways to earn CEUs:

  • TCI EXPO
    This annual conference combines the unparalleled value of a first class conference education with a trade show floor packed with hundreds of exhibitors. Attend live demonstrations, forums and roundtables, win prizes and giveaways, and more.
  • Winter Management Conference (WMC)
    Take part in high-powered business roundtables, engage in lively forums and learn practical strategies that you can apply directly to your own business. WMC also blends custom-designed recreational tours such as snorkeling trips with plenty of downtime for relaxation.
  • Executive Arborist Workshop (EAW)
    EAW is designed to help companies with revenues of $750,000 to $2 million grow in a smoother, more consistent manner. It features educational sessions, round-tables and networking with successful tree care business owners and professional business speakers who will give you the tools needed to address these issues head-on and move beyond them.

If you have any questions regarding CEUs (CTSP & ISA) from a past event, live or virtual, please email CEU@tcia.org

Please note: This page does not constitute a comprehensive list of all CEUs offered through TCIA or other organizations. TCIA encourages participation in other professional affiliations, organizations, and education.