Earn CEUs

Many arborists are required to earn continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their credentials. Below is a list of TCIA programs, events and training suggestions for CEU sources:

TCIA Safety Training Programs

Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Online
7.5 7.5
Tailgate Safety Program
25.25 * 29.25
Crew Leader Qualification Workshop
8.0 8.0
CTSP Certification Workshop
N/A 8.0

* If you're the trainer you will receive 50.5 CEUs for Safety Program Development and 25.25 CEUs for Safety Training.
Note: CTSP CEUs go towards Professional Development.

Aerial Lift Operations

Aerial Lift Operations 1: Fundamentals
2 2
Aerial Lift Operations 2: Aerial Lift Rescue
1.25 1.25

Paper Manual Programs

Crew Leader (manual only) 6.25 6.25
Plant Health Care (PHC) Technician
2.25 ** 20.25
Tree Care Specialist
N/A  *** 13.25
Tree Care Safety Specialist
1.5 1.5

** Only safety topics covered qualify for CTSP CEUs.
*** No safety topic is covered.

Completing the TCIA Trainer Qualification course is worth:

  • 5.0 Professional Development CEUs (completing course) and
  • 3.0 Safety Program Development CEUs (completing capstone)
  • Any additional capstone projects completed are each worth 3.0 Safety Program Development CEUs.

If you are seeking educational credits or CEUs from any organization other than ISA or TCIA, you should first contact that organization to see what they may grant, as well as what their specific processes are. TCIA does not award CEUs for other organizations, we simply offer educational opportunities and training and will then provide you proof of completion, which can then be turned over to other organizations where they must decide whether to award you CEUs.

Check the Events Calendar for additional CEUs listed
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Other ways to earn CEUs:

    This annual conference combines the unparalleled value of a first class conference education with a trade show floor packed with hundreds of exhibitors. Attend live demonstrations, forums and roundtables, win prizes and giveaways, and more.
  • Winter Management Conference (WMC)
    Take part in high-powered business roundtables, engage in lively forums and learn practical strategies that you can apply directly to your own business. WMC also blends custom-designed recreational tours such as snorkeling trips with plenty of downtime for relaxation.
  • Executive Arborist Workshop (EAW)
    EAW is designed to help companies with revenues of $750,000 to $2 million grow in a smoother, more consistent manner. It features educational sessions, round-tables and networking with successful tree care business owners and professional business speakers who will give you the tools needed to address these issues head-on and move beyond them.

If you have any questions regarding CEUs (CTSP & ISA) from a past event, live or virtual, please email CEU@tcia.org

Please note: This page does not constitute a comprehensive list of all CEUs offered through TCIA or other organizations. TCIA encourages participation in other professional affiliations, organizations, and education.