Why TCIA Accreditation                   

“Being accredited has helped me be more accountable to myself, my staff and our clients. It also gave me a better feeling about the profession I’m in.”
George R. Lee, Branch Tree Service

Homeowners: Hire TCIA Accredited Tree Services

TCIA Accredited companies are the source for expert, professional tree service. Look for TCIA’s Accreditation logo to ensure you’re getting the best service possible if you’re a homeowner searching for quality tree service in your area.

TCIA Accredited companies are required to meet stringent criteria for professionalism, employee training, state and federal safety regulations, business ethics and consumer satisfaction.

All TCIA Accredited companies have undergone a comprehensive on-site audit of professional and business practices, aimed at safeguarding consumers.

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TCIA Accreditation at a Glance

Many homeowners research tree services on Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and Yelp before signing a contract.

Check out the chart below to learn how thorough the TCIA Accreditation program is, and why it’s recognized as the gold standard in the tree care industry.


  TCIA Angie's List BBB Yelp
63-point checklist for approval X X X
Consumer complaints accepted
On-site audit of company X X X
Requires insurance X X X
Consumer reviews provided X
Accepts business to business (peer) complaints X X
Review of company safety X X X
Review of tree care knowledge X X X


Tree Care Companies: What Does TCIA Accreditation Do For You?

  • Reduces stress for owners and managers.
    Implementing Accreditation training programs and policies will help employees perform better.
  • Saves work time by reducing mistakes, call-backs and complaints.
    Utilizing standard written specs will verify that employees, sales people, and clients are on the same page.
  • Helps tree care companies of any size create and maintain safety/technical training programs.
    The Accreditation process helps companies evaluate their OSHA, DOT, and HazMat compliance programs.
  • Gives government and municipal clients a way to finding companies that meet industry standards.
    Accreditation is a well recognized proof of compliance with industry standards.
  • Gives insurance companies a way to identify safer companies.
    Research shows that companies are safe, not individuals.  Accredited companies have formal documented training programs that improve worker safety records. Plus – Accreditation makes you eligible for Workers’ Compensation Insurance coverage through ArborMAX® .
  • Gives consumers a way to find trustworthy tree care companies.

Accredited companies are marketed by TCIA as the source for expert, professional service.

Some of the marketing tools we provide include:
  • A press release sent by TCIA to your local media outlets announcing your company’s achievement
  • 15 free zip code searches on the TCIA website that highlight your company’s Accreditation credential
  • Customizable residential and commercial property marketing brochures
  • Use of Accreditation logo for your website, marketing materials, etc
  • Truck, chipper and helmet decals
  • Apparel patches and pins
  • Plus, a marketing CD with even more!

Contact Charlie Tentas, account representative for TCIA’s Accreditation and CTSP programs, if you’re interested in learning more about what TCIA Accreditation can do for your business.

You will be sent a free information packet and access to our FREE Accreditation webinar. It provides an informative look at the standard, step-by-step, and will help you understand how it can be implemented at your company and why it will help your company. You can also view upcoming Accreditation webinars on our Training Center.