TCIA Accreditation

Accreditation LogoTCIA 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.

Good’s Tree Service, TCIA Accredited Company

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
"Accreditation begins to validate that a company, not just an individual, has the capacity to perform arboriculture services as a whole, in a manner that follows all regulatory requirements across the board.”
Kevin Caldwell, Caldwell Tree Care Accredited since 2007

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
    Candidates should complete the Accreditation Enrollment Form and return it to TCIA (fax or mail) with the enrollment fee.
  3. Prepare
    When you enroll in the program, you receive an Accreditation USB drive that includes an interactive checklist of key elements designed to evaluate your company against industry standards and best business practices in order to improve your performance.

    Call TCIA to schedule your site visit once you’ve sent in all the required elements. This site visit (one facility, up to 50 employees) is conducted and an accreditation report is filed for your company.

    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

TCIA Accreditation Resources