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:

Programs and Videos

Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP)*
7.5 7.5
Tailgate Safety Program
21.25 21.25
Basic Training for Tree Climbers DVD Set
5.5 5.5
Crew Leader Qualification
6.5 6.5

TCI Pro Arborist Series

Vol. 1 - Climber Safety
11 11
Vol. 2 - PHC and IPM
7.5 N/A
Vol. 3 - Crew Safety
9.75 9.75
Vol. 4 - Soil Management, Fertilization
8.25 N/A
Vol. 5 - Safety Management and Loss Prevention  
8.5 8.5
Vol. 6 - Tree Management with ANSI Standards**   
7 2
Vol. 7 - The Business of Safety   
5 5

Tree Care Academy

Aerial Lift Specialist
3.0 3.0
Aerial Rescue Training Program
4.0 4.0
Chain Saw Specialist
3.5 3.5
Compact Lift Specialist
2.5 2.5
Ground Operations Specialist
2.25 2.25
PHC Technician
20.25 2.25
Tree Climber Specialist
5.5 5.5
Tree Care Apprentice
1.5 1.5
Tree Care Safety Specialist
1.5 1.5
Tree Care Specialist
13.25 N/A
Crew Leader 2.5 2.5
Chipper Operator Specialist
2 2
SRT Climber Manual & DVD
2.25 2.25
*After completing an EHAP workshop, you can get an additional 7.5 ISA and CTSP CEUs by submitting tests and other requirements to TCIA. **You may also earn 7 BCMA CEUs with TCI Pro Arborist Series, Vol. 6: Tree Management with ANSI Standards.

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.
  • TCIA Training Center
    TCIA is always adding information about new events and workshops to our Training Center. Many of the events, including webinars, give CEUs for attendance.
  • TreeWorker Safety Articles
    Write a brief safety article for The TreeWorker's CTSP column and receive 2 CTSP CEUs! In order to qualify for CTSP CEUs, the selected article for publication must be 400-600 words in length and highlight your experiences with safety in arboriculture.
    Email your article proposal to Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist, at tandersen@tcia.org and you will be contacted. The TreeWorker staff will evaluate and publish appropriate submissions for CEUs. Limit: 4 printed articles per year.
  • TCI Magazine
    The most widely-read periodical in the industry, TCI Magazine offers a chance to earn .25 CTSP CEUs via a quiz provided every other month. Fill out the quizzes, and return them to TCIA for scoring.
  • Blog for TCIA
    If you are a current or aspiring CTSP interested in sharing safety expertise with other tree care professionals, you can earn 2 safety program CEUs by writing a brief safety article for the TCIA.org Blog.
    Contact marketing@tcia.org for submission guidelines and topic suggestions. Limit: 4 articles per year.

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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.