Advanced Training for Arborists in Illinois

Current Course Offerings:

Rigging Level I CourseCLASS IS FULL
October 13 & 14, 2021
8:00am – 3:00pm
Elk Grove Village Public Works Dept.
450 E. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village

Felling Course – CLASS IS FULL
September 14, 2021
8:00am – 3:00pm
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Northwest Resource Management Facility
640 Cosman Rd., Elk Grove Village

Rigging Level II CourseCLASS IS FULL
October 5 & 6, 2021
8:00am – 3:00pm
Kuechmann Park
626 N. Old Rand Rd., Lake Zurich


Advanced Training Course Catalog

Advanced Training classes are worth between 6.5 – 12 CEUs.

Advanced Training Courses are partially funded through a grant by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources & the US Forestry Service.

What is Advanced Training?

IAA Advanced Training is a program through which you can add to your basic knowledge as a Certified Arborist, and fine tune your skill set to your specific area of expertise. We offer four different “Domains”, each tailored to a specific sector of the tree care industry, shown in the table below. After completing a class you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion.  Once an entire Domain is complete (all required classes and one elective) you will receive a Certificate of Completion for that Domain as well as an Advanced Training patch and pin to wear proudly on your work gear.  This is not a credential you hold with ISA, but it shows an advanced level of industry knowledge, which could have a great effect on your ability to earn more at your current or future position.

All IAA Advanced Training Program Courses are CEU-bearing courses at the standard rate of 1 CEU per hour and are generally scheduled on nights and weekends so as to not interfere with your normal work schedule. Class costs vary and are taught by local industry leaders in the field of arboriculture.

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