Meeting Information


Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

Butler County OSU Extension
Conference Room A & B
1802 Princeton Rd
Hamilton OH  45011

Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 1 ~ 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday, May 2 ~ 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday, May 3 ~ 8 AM - 11:30 AM

Course Information:

This 3-day course and exam is open to interested parties who meet the per-requites (see Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook) and is limited to 20 arborists (first-come/first-served). The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a 1/2 day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification.

Registration closes on April 5, 2018 or when class is filled. Cancellation/refund requests must be submitted by April 5, 2018. All applications will be reviewed for approval. Your registration will be finalized via email.

What to do now:

Read the Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook 

What to bring to class:

Your government-issued photo ID
2. TRAQ Manual and Workbook (You will receive this in the mail from ISA around April 16)
3. Hard hat and high-visibility vest or shirt
4. #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes
5. Rain gear, including large zip-lock bag

Please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors; we cannot always control the room temperature to suit everyone. Come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors.

Confirmation Packet:

You will receive a confirmation packet from ISA in Champaign, IL containing a letter with the date and time of the course and the name of the appropriate contact person. The confirmation packet includes one copy each of the Tree Risk Assessment Manual and Tree Risk Assessment Workbook. Individuals taking a retake exam will not receive a new manual or workbook. No refunds or discounts are given if you already own the Tree Risk Assessment Manual.

Confirmation packets will be shipped to the address provided on the personal information registration page. Please provide a physical shipping address.

ISA cannot ship to a PO box.


To earn a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification you must hold or have held one of the following prerequisites. Please indicate which prerequisite(s) can be used to verify your eligibility. For non-ISA credentials, please submit a copy of a certificate, credential identification card, diploma, or similar documentation.

*  Current ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified holder registering to re-qualify
*  ISA Certified Arborist Number
*  ISA BCMA Number
*  Society of American Foresters (SAF) Certified Forester
    Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, Traditional Forestry, or Horticulture Degree from an accredited college or university
*  Other from the TRAQ Handbook

Questions:  Contact the Ohio Chapter ISA at (614) 771-7494 or email