Here are some of the most frequently asked questions here at the Illinois Arborist Association. Click on the question and the answer will appear.
Answer: No, however, being a member in IAA and ISA will afford you to purchase books, classes and exam fees at a greatly reduced rate.
Answer: Yes, Each certification has different prerequisites. Please click here to view the criteria for the various certifications.
Answer: Yes. Certification requires that you acquire a certain amount of continuing education units, i.e., Certified Arborist (30 – CEUs over 3-year period). Please visit our Certification Page for additional information.
Find a Certified Arborist
Answer: Go to the Certified Arborist section of the ISA website and follow the posted instructions.
You may also Visit the IAA’s Certified Arborist for Hire page on the IAA website.
Answer: To sign up via the Internet, simply go to the IAA Online Book Store and choose the appropriate membership type.
Answer: No, you may be a member of the IAA just for the simple fact that you love trees and want to be a part of a great organization.
3. Do I have to be a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) in order to be an IAA member?
Answer: No. You may be a member of the IAA without Joining the ISA.
Answer: As an IAA Member, you’ll receive:
- The latest news & information on issues affecting the tree care industry throughout Illinois – all in the quarterly Illinois Trees newsletter
- Professional recognition through use of your exclusive IAA Member Logo.
- Significant savings on over 30 industry books, videos, workbooks and audio-cassettes – all designed to help you do your job better
- Member discounts on Arborist Certification Testing, Workshops, and study materials – plus a special Illinois Certified Arborist logo to recognize your professional achievement!
- Education in Tree Care – from the IAA Annual Conference & Trade Show to a special workshops and programs scheduled throughout the state, IAA provides the educational opportunities you need to “stay in the loop”, remain informed on current research and practices, and grow professionally.
- Access to over 1200 IAA Members, collectively representing 6,000 years of professional tree care experience!
- Opportunity for career development through social and educational networking opportunities with IAA Chapter members throughout the state.
Click here to become an IAA member.
Upcoming Certification Workshops
Answer: Follow this link o visit our Certification Workshop page.
Answer: Get a complete listing of upcoming IAA events by visiting the IAA Calendar.