Safety Credentialing Programs

TCIA offers several credentialing programs.  More than just training, these programs provide a record that employees have been trained to specific industry standards. Courses teach and test for critical skills and competencies, transcripts are kept on record at TCIA, providing valuable documentation for employers that OSHA and ANSI standards have been met.

These programs allow employees to study topics in-depth, increasing their knowledge and professionalism. Employers can use these programs to provide a career path for valued employees.

Aerial Rescue Training Program™

TCIA’s Aerial Rescue Training Program™ helps you protect your employees and meet the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA. The most common reason for double fatalities in tree care is failed aerial rescue attempts – an emergency could develop any time one of your crews is aloft, and your employees must know how to react.

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Tree Care Academy®

The Tree Care Academy® offers courses that can be administered at your company for credentialing of employees according to industry standards. Each course teaches and tests for critical skills and core knowledge that tree care employees need in order to work safely and professionally.   Currently there are 8 programs available.

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Electrical Hazards Awareness Program® - EHAP

Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to the arborist. Electricity causes about 30 percent of the fatalities in the tree care industry, making it the leading cause of worker fatality. Furthermore, almost all arborists in the field have at least some exposure to this hazard. Keep your employees and your company safe with this important credential.

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