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About ISA Certified Arborist Exam

The International Society of Arboriculture exam tests on the following topics:

ISA Certified Arborist Exam covers the following topics:

  • Soil Management
  • Tree ID/Selection
  • Installation and Establishment
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Tree Biology
  • Pruning
  • Diagnosis/Treatment
  • Urban Forestry
  • Protection and Preservation
  • Tree Risk Management

The certification examination consists of 200 multiple-choice questions.

ISA Certified Arborist Exam FAQs

Who is eligible to take the exam?
Candidates should have three or more years of full-time, eligible, practical work experience in arboriculture and/or a degree in the field of arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute.

Benefits of ISA Arborist Certification

  • Increase in income
  • Increase in public and professional esteem
  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Shows dedication to arboriculture
  • Career advancement

What is a passing score on the exam?
The overall score to pass is 72%.

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About Pesticide Applicator

If you apply restricted-use pesticides to agricultural commodities, you must be certified or supervised by someone who is certified. And anyone who ac­cepts compensation for applying any pesticide on someone else's property must be licensed.

State and federal pesticide laws require applicators to be certified by passing one or more examinations about pesticides and their safe use.

Initial certification in most commercial applicator catego­ries requires passing two exams: the Core Exam and an exam for a category (50 questions).

Pesticide Applicator Exam FAQs

Who is considered a commercial pesticide applicator?
A commercial applicator is anyone who uses or super­vises the use of any pesticide on someone else's prop­erty for compensation.

What are the requirements for a commercial applicator?
Commercial applicators must be licensed with the NCDA & CS. Applicators must be certified in all categories in which they will operate. Commercial applicators must be certified in at least one specialty catego­ry and in all categories in which they will operate.

How long does the initial certification last?
Commercial applicator certification expires on De­cember 31 of the fifth year following initial certification.

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