The Certified Arborist
Q: What is the Arborist certification?
The Arborist certification exam gives arborists the necessary credentials to certify their knowledge and skills, as well as their dedication.
Q: How much does it cost to take the Arborist exam?
The Arborist exam fee is $170 for ISA members and $280 for non-members.
Q: How do you become a Certified Arborist?
To become a certified Arborist, you must successfully complete a certification exam, which requires you to have completed at least 3 years of experience. If you hold an associate’s degree, you only need two years of experience.
Q: Is the Certified Arborist exam all multiple choice?
Q: How long do you have to take the Certified Arborist test?
Test-takers will be given 3.5 hours to complete the exam.
Q: How do you sign up for the Certified Arborist exam?
To sign up for the Certified Arborist exam, visit the ISA website.
Q: What is a passing score for the Certified Arborist exam?
A score of at least 76% is considered passing for the Certified Arborist exam.
Q: How many questions are on the Certified Arborist Exam?
There are 200 questions on the Certified Arborist exam. The Exam covers these knowledge areas:
Soil Management – 12%
Identification and Selection – 8%
Installation and Establishment – 5%
Safe Work Practices – 15%
Tree Biology – 8%
Pruning – 16%
Diagnosis and Treatment – 12%
Urban Forestry – 7%
Tree Protection – 4%
Tree Risk Management – 13%