Here are some of the most frequently asked questions here at the Illinois Arborist Association.  Click on the question and the answer will appear.


1. How do I join the IAA or renew my membership?

Answer: To sign up via the Internet, simply go to the IAA Online Book Store and choose the appropriate membership type.

2. Do I need to be a certified arborist to be a member?

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.

4. What are the benefits of IAA membership?

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.

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