TRAQ - Phoenix


Monday - Wednesday, September 15, 2014 - September 17, 2014


Date & Time:

Monday, September 15th, 2014 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, September 16th, - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, September 17th, - 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Course Information:

This 3-day course and exam is open to interested parties who meet the prerequisites (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 August 1st, 2014 or when class is filled. All payments are due by August 1st, 2014. Cancellation/refund requests must be submitted by August 1st, 2014. All applications will be reviewed for approval. Your registration will be finalized via email.

What to do now:

1. Read the Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook
2. Register beginning May 7th, 2014.

What to bring to class:

1. Your government-issued photo ID
2. TRAQ Manual and Workbook
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.


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 TRACE or TRAQ holder registering to re-qualify •ISA Certified Arborist Number •ISA BCMA Number •Society of American Foresters (SAF) Certified Forester •Arboriculture or Urban Forestry Degree from an accredited college or university •Other from the TRAQ Handbook Questions: Call Heather Crippen or Rita Franco at 866.785.8960 or email or


$625.00 - ISA/WCISA Member
$750.00 - Non-member

Registration deadline is August 1st, 2014

Kevin Eckert
Kailua, Hawaii

Kevin Eckert, Founder, President and Managing Director of Arbor Global has 20 years active, hands-on program research, design, implementation and management experience. He has high level knowledge, skills and abilities with the diversity of issues and challenges encountered in tropical and temperate arboriculture and vegetation management. Kevin is an ISA Certified Arborist as well as ISA Certified Utility Specialist. He currently serves on the ISA Certification Board.

Special Testing Accommodations Request:

If you have a special need and require an accommodation for a course, please complete the Special Accommodation Request Form and submit it to Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified of a determination.


Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Event Details

Event WebsiteTRAQ - Phoenix
ContactHeather Crippen
Phone(866) 785-8960
EmailContact via Email
OrganizationWestern Chapter ISA
InstructorKevin Eckert
TCIA MaterialsNo

Location & Directions

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

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