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.
Employees: Holding tree care industry credentials will help you show your skill and value to your employer.
Employers: Lower insurance premiums are offered to companies with low injury rates. Established training programs such as Tree Care Academy® ensure this insurance savings. Training programs lower injuries, increase productivity and save money. It’s really that simple.
In addition, having employees credentialed according to industry standards gives you a way to verify that OSHA and ANSI Z133.1 required training has been performed. It also is a great way to identify motivated employees for future promotions.
The current available credentials include:
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Tree Care Academy® Training Materials
Each level comes with manuals to help you train your employees. There is also a checklist of skills to help you verify their progress through on-the-job training. You may also choose to use the following optional educational aids:
Tree Care Apprentice™
Ground Operations Specialist™
Tree Climber Specialist®
Aerial Rescue Training Program
Host a TCA Workshop
Are you interested in hosting a TCA workshop? Download this PDF to learn how.
Listen to what satisfied customers have to say about Tree Care Academy!
"Three years ago we added the Tree Care Academy to our safety program. After just completing the renewal process for recertification, I thought it would be a good time to tell you what a great product you have developed. The pictures and diagrams throughout the manuals are very beneficial in reinforcing the material. By reading and seeing we gain a much better understanding. The Academy has proven to be a valuable asset. Great job TCIA!" - Kim Fleurent, Barnes Tree Service (Rochester, MA)
"I would like to thank TCIA for all of Tree Care Academy home study materials that you continue to develop. We use them along with competency checklists compiled by our crew leaders to provide the core for our in house training. We attach financial compensation to the completion of each program to encourage participation. The home study aspect of the program allows for each person to work at their own pace and does not tie up valuable crew production time. Combined with on the job training the programs provide for a well-trained and functioning crew member. The training provided by these programs has other benefits as well. We use our training program as a recruitment tool for potential employees who are interested in developing their skills. It also fits in well with our defined competitive advantage list which includes having a well-trained, professional crew. The latest program Chipper Operator Specialist has been very popular with even our most experienced workers. Please keep the new programs coming and send us 10 copies of any new programs as soon as they are released." - Dennis Ullom, Former President of St. Croix Tree Service (Roberts, WI)