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Tree Risk Assessment Re-Qualification Course

INSTRUCTOR: Geoff Kempter

CEUs: 5.0

COURSE INFORMATION: The TRAQ Renewal Course is a one-day refresher, with five hours of instruction, and three hours to take the exam. Current TRAQ holders can complete the course as early as three and one-half (3 1/2) years into their Qualification (18 months before your expiration date).

Once you have successfully passed the renewal requirements, you will be given 5 years from the date of your previous expiration allowing you to take full advantage of the 5 year period granted with the credential. If you do not take the renewal course before your renewal date, you will need to take the TRAQ course and assessment over again.

Registration is closed.
All payments are due by April 15, 2019.  Cancellation/refund requests must be submitted by April 15, 2019. All applications will be reviewed for approval. Your registration will be finalized via email.

You will receive a confirmation packet from ISA in Atlanta, GA containing a letter with the date and time of the course and the name of the appropriate contact person. Confirmation packets will be shipped to the address provided on the personal information registration page. Please provide a physical shipping address.


There is a $150 USD fee per retake up to one year from the original date that you took the course. Applications for retake must be submitted prior to the registration deadline for the scheduled course where you will retake your exam. You must phone ISA at 678.367.0981 to schedule a retake.

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.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
3251 Deposit Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 942-7000
Aquinas College
Jarecki-Lacks Hauenstein Library (JLH) - room 215

159 Woodward Lane SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

*access the JLH off of Robinson Rd and Woodward Ave.
*park in Lot 27 - see Aquinas College Mapwhich is right in front of the building.  They should enter the building on the north side, nearest the athletic field.  You will see a handicap logo right near that entrance on the campus map.

8:00am-2:00pm Education Session

2:00-5:00pm Testing

  • your government issued photo ID
  • your TRAQ Manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide)
  • your TRAQ Workbook (will be handed out at the class)
  • your hard hat and high visiblity vest or shirt (required)
  • #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes and completing worksheets
    rain gear, including a large ziplock bag (just in case!)
  • come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors
  • please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors; 
    we cannot always control the room 
    temperature to suit everyone 

  • Levels of assessment
  • Target assessment
  • Site assessment
  • Tree biology and mechanics
  • Tree inspection and assessment
  • Data analysis and risk categorization
  • Mitigation
  • Reporting

  • course registration
  • exam fee
  • the TRAQ renewal manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide (NO PO Boxes)
  • the TRAQ renewal workbook (handed out at the class)
  • coffee and breakfast items
  • lunch, beverages and snacks for the day

To qualify to take the exam, you must complete all of the questions during the online course registration process.

Monday, May 13, 2019, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Aquinas College
Jarecki Lacks Hauenstein Center
Room - JLH 215
159 Woodward Lane SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49506

ISA Testing
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Cancelations prior to April 15 will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be provided after April 15, however you can transfer your registration to a future course date.