TCIA Trainer Qualification course was designed to qualify trainers to teach TCIA’s Tree Care Academy: Career Pathway courses and the Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP). There is a prerequisite to this course which is TCIA’s Certified Tree care Safety Professional (CTSP) certification. The CTSP provides the fundamentals of adult learning theory and the practical experience of creating and delivering a quality training program. This Trainer Qualification course extends beyond the basics and explores the dynamics of a blended learning approach using a flipped classroom model and the added benefit of online learning resources.

TCIA Qualified Trainers successfully completed the 10-module Trainer Qualification course, scored a 100% on each exam they will give their students, and submitted a complete lesson plan that was approved by TCIA’s master trainer.

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List of TCIA’s Qualified Trainers

Curtis Andrews

Curtis Andrews

I am located in Waukesha, Wisconsin & willing to travel. I commonly provide trainings in WI, IL, MN, IA, MO, IN, MI.

Chase Andersen

In addition to my qualifications through the TCIA, I am an ISA Certified Arborist, TRAQ and CTW climber specialist.

John Ball

John Ball is a Professor at South Dakota State University and instructs courses in arboriculture, serves as a campus arborist, and conducts research on tree worker safety.

James Beery

Jim is a Senior Safety Specialist – West Coast Region – for Wright Tree Service.

Tim Bergquist

Based in the Lakes Region of NH, Tim provides arboricultural consulting services throughout New England.

Megan Bujnowski

Megan is a professional trainer in North Carolina with an infectious enthusiasm for safety.

Carl Calfo

TCIA qualified Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) trainer.

Johnathon Clase

Jonathon Clase is the operations project manager for Lewis Tree service in Michigan.

Korey Conry

Korey is an ISA certified arborist, Flagger instructor, CPR instructor, and OSHA Authorized Trainer based in California.

Paul Dubois

Paul Dubois

I Manage the Grove Total Tree Care in Sacramento CA, I work primarily in the Northern CA North Bay Area.

Drew Dunavant

With a passion for helping others learn and grow as well, Drew has worked to build his skills in training.

Ryan Ealy

Ryan Ealy is a safety specialist for Atlas Field Services and has over 15 years in the utility vegetation management industry. Ryan is based in Missouri.

Aaron Feather

I’m located in South Central PA, but will travel most anywhere considering time of year and travel expenses.

Eric Freesmeyer

Eric is a Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist, Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, Qualified Crew Leader, and CPR/First Aid Certified based in Wisconsin.

Brian Goodall

Brian is an arborist and educator from Ohio. He has spent time both in the private and public sectors operating his own business, working as a city forester, and teaching as an instructor.

Brad Hughes

Brad conducts training all over the US for various companies and government organizations including OSHA and NPS. Brad is based in Virginia.

Jeff Inman

Jeff Inman is a husband and father, but more importantly, is the Risk Manager and Academy Director for Truetimber Arborists. Jeff is based in Virginia.

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca is a private consulting arborist based in Austin, Texas with a focus on outreach and education – teaching fellow arborists and homeowners about proper tree care.

Walker Korby

Walker has trained landscapers, firefighters, DPW and trail crews in chainsaw operation since 2013 and has worked in the land management and public safety industries for over 20 years. Walker is based in Massachusetts.

Justin Morejohn

Justin is the owner and operator of Arborist By Trade, LLC, and a lead instructor for Academy Trained.

Josh Palacios

Josh Loves to travel and educate the next generation of arborists and sharpen his skills along the process.

Brian Pope

Brian is a Board Certified Master Arborist in Florida, and has been active in the arboriculture industry for 30 years beginning with roots in the family business.

Kristoffer Rasmussen

Kristoffer has 26 years of experience in the Arboriculture Industry. Kristoffer is based in Texas.

Leo Roldan

Leo is a professional trainer from New York, he has a passion for bilingual education, with more than 20 years of experience.

Anthony Romeo

I have studied business and business methodologies ever since I sold my business. I was able to really assess what I did right and wrong as a business owner.

R. Chandler Seward

Chandler is an independent trainer located in the Redwoods of Northern California.

Hans Tielmann

Hans Tielmann is a NJ licensed tree expert and NCCER crane instructor who holds over 20+ years of professional experience.

Travis Vickerson

Travis Vickerson has been in the tree care industry for 20 years and an industry educator for 8 years. Travis is based in New Jersey.

Ezekiel Willard

Zeke is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, TRAQ, CTWCS and an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist as well as a TCIA CTSP and Qualified Trainer.

Xian Hunter

Xian Hunter

Xian Hunter, Santa Barbara, Ca., TCIA CTSP, EHAP, QUALIFIED TRAINER, ISA certified arborist WE-10143A, Yale certified rope splicer.