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The tree care profession has experienced rapid growth over the past decade and there is a significant amount of knowledge required to perform at the highest level. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) manages a professional credentialing program. This program helps municipalities, consumers, and others who care for trees to identify qualified, knowledgeable tree care professionals.

Earning a credential is a voluntary activity, but it demonstrates that you have the proper knowledge, skills, and dedication to the profession and your community. ISA Certified Arborists understand the importance of continued education and how it helps to make the world a better place, one tree at a time.

Utility Specialist Certification

The ISA Certified Utility Specialist credential demonstrates particular knowledge and experience in the field of electric utility vegetation management. An ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist™ has a minimum of 2,000 hours and two years of experience in electric utility vegetation management, or has served as a consultant to a utility with a minimum of 4,000 hours over a 10-year period. The candidate must work in utility vegetation management. The exam tests arborists on several topics, such as electric utility pruning, program management, integrated vegetation management, electrical knowledge, customer relations, and storm response.

More Information

For more information on ISA credentials or to find an ISA Certified Arborist, visit the ISA website.