There are six ISA certification credentials, each of which is earned by passing a different exam. The full explanations of the ISA Certifications are available at the following link… ISA Website Credentials Explained
Examinations are available in New Zealand.
ISA Certified Arborist
To earn an ISA Certified Arborist credential, you must be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. This certification covers a large number of topics giving the candidates flexibility in the arboricultural profession.
ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist
An ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist has a minimum of 2000 hours experience over two years in electric utility vegetation management or has served as a consultant to a utility, with a minimum of 4,000 hours over a maximum 10-year period. The candidate must work in utility vegetation management.
ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist
ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist credential holders are current ISA Certified Arborists who have chosen municipal arboriculture or urban forestry as a career path. They have obtained a minimum of three additional years of work experience managing the establishment and maintenance of urban trees.
ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist
To be a ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist, candidates must have the skill and endurance to climb trees, demonstrate high regard for safety, and be able to get the job done off the ground.
Certified Tree Worker/Aerial Lift Specialist
The ISA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist certification requires candidates to demonstrate their ability to perform as a competent aerial lift operator.
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
The ISA Board Certified Master Arborist credential is the highest level of certification offered by ISA. This credential recognises ISA Certified Arborists who have reached the pinnacle their profession.
More information can be found on the ISA web site at ISA Credentials Explained
Learn more about the ISA Certification and Credentials by viewing the exam study materials or downloading the ISA Certification Handbooks
with detailed information about each of the six credentials.