Tree Climber Specialist

TCIA’s Tree Care Academy Tree Climber Specialist course is designed to give an additional credential to your tree care apprentices or ground operations specialists to qualify them to transition to the role of climber.

Tree Climber Specialist manual

This course covers:

  • Climbing fundamentals
  • How to plan and execute climbing operations
  • Some basic climbing systems/techniques
  • Introduction to rigging for removal

The Tree Climber Specialist training program manual is available in both English and Spanish.

Benefits for Employees

Completion of this training program helps introduce you to a career in climbing and provides you with a portable industry credential.

Benefits for Employers

This program will help you verify – according to OSHA and ANSI Z133.1 guidelines – that employees understand basic safety concepts required to climb trees safely and are qualified to be a tree climber for your company.

Tree Climber Specialist

Tree Climber Specialist Enrollment

$34.99 for TCIA members ($54.99 for non-members). Fee includes the program manual.

The fee also includes:

  • Test correction by TCIA
  • Transcript storage in TCIA database
  • Helmet decal, patch, and certificate upon completion

Completion of this program qualifies for 5.5 ISA CEUs / 5.5 CTSP CEUs.

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