Tree Risk Assessment QUALIFICATION RENEWAL Course
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
8:00am – 5:00pm
The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture
industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This
qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing
tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed
decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.
The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course is a one-day refresher, with five hours of instruction, and three hours to take
the exam. Current TRAQ holders can complete the abbreviated course as early as four years into their qualification. The course includes TRAQ Manual and Workbook, with lunches and breaks on full days.
TREE RISK ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATION INFORMATION
The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is valid for five years from the date the TRAQ exam is passed. The qualification holder is required to retake the course and pass the exam every five years in order to maintain the qualification.
To be able to register for the TRAQ Renewal Course you must hold a TRAQ credential. You may complete the TRAQ Renewal Course as early as one year prior to your qualification expiration date.
Instructor: Michelle Mitchell
Course Content: Tree Biology and Mechanics: Participants will learn how to assess wood structure, decay, and tree mechanics, and evaluate their impact on likelihood of tree or tree part failure. Participants will also learn how to identify and assess defects and conditions that may affect likelihood of failure.
Tree Inspection and Assessment: Participants will learn about types of targets, assess the likelihood of a tree or tree part impacting a target, and estimate the consequences of tree or tree part failure. Participants will also learn how to assess site factors that may influence likelihood of failure.
Data Analysis and Risk Categorization: After learning the tree and target factors that must be assessed, participants will combine likelihood of failure, likelihood of impact, and consequences of failure to derive a risk rating. This rating helps the assessor communicate tree risk to clients and risk managers, and allows comparison of risk levels between trees.
Risk Reporting: Participants will learn skills for clearly communicating tree risk to clients, both in written and verbal reports. Participants will also learn about the key components that should be included in a report after completing a tree risk assessment.
Registration EXTENDED till October 13, 2017! All payments are due by October 13, 2017. Cancellation/refund requests must be submitted by October 3, 2017. All applications will be reviewed for approval. Your registration will be finalized via email.
What to bring to class:
- Your government-issued photo ID
- Tree Risk Assessment manual
- Hard hat and high-visibility vest or shirt
- #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes
- Rain gear, including large zip-lock bag Please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors; we cannot always control the room temperature to suit everyone. Come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors.
Confirmation Packet: You will receive a confirmation packet from ISA containing a letter with the date and time of the course and the name of the appropriate contact person. The confirmation packet includes one copy each of the Tree Risk Assessment Manual. Confirmation packets will be shipped to the address provided on the personal information registration page. Please provide a physical shipping address.
Special Testing Accommodations Request
If you have a special need and require an accommodation for a course, please complete the Special Accommodation Request Form. Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified of a determination.
Comfort Inn & Suites – Dimondale (approx. 1 mile from Woldumar Nature Center)
9742 Woodlane Drive
Dimondale, MI 48821
Phone: (517) 345-6101
Woldumar Nature Center
Lansing, MI, 48917