Municipal Specialist Workshop & Exam – Lombard PW – May 29-June 26

WORKSHOPS – Wednesday’s, May 29 – June 19, 2019
EXAM – Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Lombard Public Works
1051 S. Hammerschmidt Ave.
Lombard, IL


ISA Examination Eligibility Requirement

Municipal Specialist Certification is a voluntary Advanced Certification Program providing recognition of one’s professional knowledge by one’s peers. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Municipal Specialist recognition is given by the ISA to those who (1) meet the eligibility requirements for admission to the examination as set forth below, (2) successfully complete the examination, and (3) maintain the necessary number of continuing education units to recertify within the recertification period.

Examination Eligibility Requirements:
The ISA Certification Board requires a candidate for the Municipal Specialist designation to be an ISA Certified Arborist and have a minimum of three additional years of documented and verifiable work experience in a position managing the establishment and maintenance of urban trees. Acceptable experiences will include those for which the practical use of knowledge involved in communication skills, public relations, administration, risk management, arboricultural practices, and policy planning in a municipal setting. Examples of experience sources include but are not limited to the following:

  • City/Municipal Arborist
  • City/Municipal Forester
  • Tree Warden
  • Urban Forester
  • Urban Forestry Specialist
  • Park Superintendent
  • Municipal/Urban Forestry Consultant
  • Workshops cover:
  • Municipal Arboriculture & Urban Forestry
  • Planning the Urban Forest
  • Assessing and Quantifying the Urban Forest
  • Planting the Urban Forest
  • Maintaining the Urban Forest
  • Protecting the Urban Forest
  • Administrative Duties of the Municipal Arborist
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