Becoming a CTSP

Eligibility Requirements

To become eligible for the Certified Treecare Safety Professional program, you must meet at least one of following requirements:
  • Three years’ of technical field experience in tree care with at least one year of assumed responsibility for safety (i.e., crew leader, trainer, safety committee member, emergency responder, certified CPR/first aid provider, etc.)
  • Six months’ technical field experience in arboriculture and one year in a professional safety position
  • Two- or four-year degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Ornamental/Environmental Horticulture, Natural Resources, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety or other related field with an internship that provided technical field experience
The ideal CTSP also shares attributes similar to a coach:
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong instructional skills
  • Model behavior that leads to a safer environment
Municipal and Utility Arborists:
Because your employers are ineligible for TCIA membership, the CTSP program extends TCIA member pricing to you for enrollment and certification workshops as a professional courtesy.
Please call 800-733-2622 for details.