Workshops are an essential means of training which allow practicing arborists keep up-to-date on specialty areas in arboriculture and to maintain CEUs for certifications like ISA Certified Arborist.

Following are a range of workshops organised by NZ Arb or by/with other arboricultural organisations.

ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam

Date: November 9, 2018
Location: Dunedin, Otago, NEW ZEALAND
Organiser: New Zealand
Contact Name: ISA Credentialing Department
Contact Phone: 217-355-9411
Contact Email: isa@isa-arbor.com
Website: http://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/Exam-Information

Registration: Enrollment Deadline: October 24, 2018
Seats Available: 10
Cert Exam Chapter: NZ
Start Date: 10:00AM - November 9, 2018
End Date: 2:00PM - November 9, 2018
Address: Dunedin, Otago, NEW ZEALAND

NZ Arb, in association with the ISA, presents the TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification) training course. This is the new ISA program that was originally called TRACE and that ISA has now taken under the credentialling umbrella and modified to follow the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practice for Tree Risk Assessment.
NZ Arb expects to run its 3-day TRAQ course at least once a year for the near future in different centres around NZ.



The next TRAQ Course date is:
 TBA, 2019.


The TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification) course presenter is Mark Roberts.
Download the information flyer here

All trainees must have either:-

  • a minimum of Level 4 Arb Qualification or
  • be an ISA Certified Arborist
  • A full list of acceptable prerequisites can be found here and in the ISA TRAQ Candidate Handbook


  • ISA Member: $850 NZD plus GST
  • Non ISA Member $930 NZD plus GST
  • Exam Retake only $250 NZD plus GST

*Course registration fee includes workshop, the Tree Risk Assessment manual and TRAQ workbook , along with lunch and tea breaks during the two and a half day training.


Next TRAQ Recertification Course


Friday 5 April, 2019.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ilex Cafe Function Space, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

  • ISA members $480 plus GST
  • ISA non-members $550 plus GST
Those who took the full Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) course when it was first launched in 2013 will be reaching their five-year expiration dates within the next year.  All TRAQ holders who took the full TRAQ course will be required to pass the TRAQ Re-certification Course to maintain their credentials for another five years. 
The Tree Risk Assessment Re-certification Course is a one-day refresher, with five hours of instruction, and three hours of take the exam. 
Course Eligibility:
To be able to register for the TRAQ Re-certification Course you must hold a TRAQ credential. You may complete the TRAQ Re-certification Course as early as one year prior to your qualification expiration date. Participants are asked to bring their TRAQ Risk Assessment manual and clipboard to training.
For additional information visit the ISA website: ISA TRAQ Events



If you are interested in attending a TRAQ Renewal Course, please:
  • complete the online registration form (still to come) or
  • download the manual registration form (still to come) and post to NZARB PO BOX 1193 Nelson, 7040 or via email to info@nzarb.org.nz




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