Tree Care Safety Specialist™

Tree Care Safety Specialist™ is intended for the employee who shows an aptitude and interest in being a safety and compliance trainer. This course helps you document credentials and provide a meaningful credential to employees.  Once your employee finishes this program, a logical next step is the Certified Treecare Safety Professional Program (CTSP).

The course covers:

  • Principles of accident prevention
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Hazard Control Measurs
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Training and Supervision
  • Regulatory Compliance

CEUs: 1.5 ISA CEUs / 1.5 CTSP CEUs


Use the Tree Care Safety Specialist manual to help train your employees. In addition to the manual, you should include on-the-job training.


Use the checklist provided in the Tree Care Safety Specialist manual to verify and document that the enrollee has learned the required skills to be considered qualified according to OSHA and ANSI Z133.1 standards.

Enrollment Fee:

$34.99 for TCIA members ($49.99 for non-members). Fee includes the Tree Care Safety Specialist manual. The fee for this course also includes:

  • Test correction by TCIA
  • Transcript storage in TCIA database
  • Helmet Decal, Certificate, Laminated Wallet Card upon completion

Continuing Education:

Certified Tree Care Safety Professional (CTSP)

Chipper Operator Specialist Program

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