Renewal Course
​​ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (In-person)

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm​

Eden Prairie Community Center
16700 Valley View Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55346​​​

Registration deadline: March 8, 2022

Please read the following before registering: 
​All registrants are expected to comply with ISA COVID requirements which currently include , but are not limited to: wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth in its entirety for the duration of the workshop both inside and outside the venue/facility.

ABOUT THE COURSE:

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal Course is a one-day refresher, with five hours of instruction, and three hours to take the exam.  Current TRAQ holders may complete the TRAQ Renewal Course as early as 18 months prior to your qualification expiration date. 

COURSE CONTENT:

·  Tree Biology and Mechanics: Participants will learn how to assess wood structure, decay, and tree mechanics, and evaluate their impact on likelihood of tree or tree part failure. Participants will also learn how to identify and assess defects and conditions that may affect likelihood of failure.

·  Tree Inspection and Assessment: Participants will learn about types of targets, assess the likelihood of a tree or tree part impacting a target, and estimate the consequences of tree or tree part failure. Participants will also learn how to assess site factors that may influence likelihood of failure.

·  Data Analysis and Risk Categorization: After learning the tree and target factors that must be assessed, participants will combine likelihood of failure, likelihood of impact, and consequences of failure to derive a risk rating. This rating helps the assessor communicate tree risk to clients and risk managers, and allows comparison of risk levels between trees.

·  Risk Reporting: Participants will learn skills for clearly communicating tree risk to clients, both in written and verbal reports. Participants will also learn about the key components that should be included in a report after completing a tree risk assessment.

QUALIFICATION INFORMATION:

The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is valid for five years from the date the TRAQ exam is passed. The qualification holder is required to retake the course and pass the exam every five years in order to maintain the qualification.​

ELIGIBILITY:

To be able to register for the TRAQ Renewal Course you must hold a TRAQ credential. You may complete the TRAQ Renewal Course as early as 18 months prior to your qualification expiration date. 

Not yet a TRAQ credential holder? Click here for information on the Qualification Course. 

COURSE MATERIALS:

Participants are asked to bring their Tree Risk Assessment manual and clipboard to the course.  

PAYMENT & REGISTRATION:

$240-$280 – You must pay by credit card to register online.  Contact MSA to pay by check. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

March 8, 2022​

CANCELLATION POLICY:

MSA will retain $50 for all cancellations before the registration deadline. No refunds will be issued after the March 8 deadline.

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:

Danielle – dtessmer@msa-live.org