Tree Care Academy®

Career Pathways

These courses create a customizable training progression with modernized training practices.

The TCIA Online Education Experience


  • Onboarding
  • Annual Training Requirements
  • Rainy Day Training
  • Workshops
  • Apprenticeships


All courses are designed with this method. TELL the student how, SHOW the student how, and an assessment tool is included to observe the student DO.


Down time? Grab your phone with mobile access to courses on our app. Flexibility to start and stop as needed. Just pick up where you left off.


  • Short, well organized sections
  • Fully narrated
  • Engaging content with interactive feedback
  • Accurate material designed by educators
  • Test results in real time


TCIA uses the Brightspace learning management system. Interactive content, videos, assessments and certificates are all within an easy-to-use interface.


Member companies can get their own customized LMS portal to monitor, track and report employee progression within the courses.

Contact to learn more about custom LMS portals.


Available Career Pathways

FREE Online Course

Intro to Arboriculture Safety - Also Spanish Language     Learn about Intro to Arboriculture Safety

Ground Operations

  • Ground Operations 1: Fundamentals - Also Spanish Language
  • Ground Operations 2: Chipper Specialist - Also Spanish Language
  • Ground Operations 3: Chain Saw Specialist - Also Spanish Language
  • Ground Operations 4: Tree Rigging and Removal - Also Spanish Language
Learn about Ground Operations

Tree Climber Specialist

  • Tree Climber Specialist 1: Fundamentals
  • Tree Climber Specialist 2: Aerial Work
  • Tree Climber Specialist 3: Climbing Aerial Rescue
  • Tree Climber Specialist 4: Rigging Operations Aloft
Learn about Tree Climber Specialist

Aerial Lift Operations

  • Aerial Lift Operations 1: Fundamentals - Also Spanish Language
  • Aerial Lift Operations 2: Aerial Lift Rescue
Learn about Aerial Lift Operations

Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP)

Electrical Hazards Awareness Online (EHAP) - Also Spanish Language    Learn about EHAP

Arborist Apprenticeship Program

There are two options to introduce a new apprentice/trainee to the tree care industry. To help you determine which option is best for your current business and company culture check out the Arborist Apprenticeship Program.

Learn about the Arborist Apprenticeship Program


Additional Paper Manual Programs

Tree Care Safety Specialist

Learn about Tree Care Safety Specialist

Aerial Rescue Training Program

Learn about Aerial Rescue Training Program

Crew Leader Qualification

Learn about Crew Leader Qualification

Plant Health Care Technician

Learn about Plant Health Care Technician

Tree Care Specialist

Learn about Tree Care Specialist