Established in 1938 as the National Arborist Association, today's Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is a trade association of more than 2,200 commercial tree care firms and affiliated companies.
Our mission is to advance tree care businesses.
TCIA develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice, and management information for arboriculture firms around the world. Produced by arborists, for arborists, and tested in the field, you can be confident that all training material is relevant and applicable.
Our flagship Certified Tree Care Safety Professional (CTSP) program is the only safety credentialing program in the industry. Data shows that companies with an employee enrolled in the CTSP program experience fewer accidents and injuries, less lost time and reduced costs.
TCIA's Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP), first introduced in 1975, has helped train thousands of arborists - those involved in line clearance and those working on residential properties near energized lines. The US Army Corp of Engineers has recognized this credential and often requires EHAP certification for companies to qualify for storm-related clean-ups.
Our Tree Care Academy offers a variety of courses that can be used by employers for credentialing and training of employees according to industry standards. Teach and test for critical skills and knowledge to verify the competency of employees to work safely and professionally in and around trees and equipment.
Interested in attending a CTSP or EHAP workshop? Local workshops are scheduled across the country for these, and many other TCIA training programs. Find one near you, or schedule your own, by visiting TCIA’s Training Center.
In addition to training, we provide continuing education, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care. TCI Magazine is the most circulated and read publication in the industry; TCI EXPO is the world's largest tree care industry trade show and conference; and Winter Management Conference is the premiere business conference for the tree care industry.
TCIA also works to help consumers identify proper tree care and qualified tree care companies. Through TCIA's Accreditation program, consumers can find tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited based on adherence to industry standards for quality and safety; professionalism; and dedication to ethics and quality in business practices.
As you explore our site, we hope you find it informative and helpful. Thank you for visiting the Tree Care Industry Association.