How to Earn CEUs

Many arborists are required to earn continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their credentials. Below is a list of TCIA programs, events and training suggestions for CEU sources:

Programs and Videos

Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP)7.57.5
Tailgate Safety Program21.2521.25
Basic Training for Tree Climbers DVD Set5.55.5



TCI Pro Arborist Series

Vol. 1 - Climber Safety1111
Vol. 2 - PHC and IPM7.5N/A
Vol. 3 - Crew Safety9.759.75
Vol. 4 - Soil Management, Fertilization8.25N/A
Vol. 5 - Safety Management and Loss Prevention8.58.5



Tree Care Academy

Aerial Lift Specialist3.03.0
Aerial Rescue Training Program4.04.0
Ground Operations Specialist2.252.25
PHC Technician 20.252.25
Tree Climber Specialist5.55.5
Tree Care Apprentice1.51.5
Tree Care Safety Specialist1.51.5
Tree Care Specialist 13.25N/A
Crew Leader2.52.5
Chipper Operator Specialist22







Other ways to earn CEUs:

TCI EXPO: This annual conference combines the unparalleled value of a first class conference education with a trade show floor packed with hundreds of exhibitors. Plus, check out live demonstrations, win prizes and giveaways, attend forums and roundtables, and more.

Winter Management Conference (WMC): Take part in high-powered business roundtables, engage in lively forums and learn practical strategies that you can apply directly to your own business. WMC also blends custom-designed recreational tours such as snorkeling trips with plenty of downtime for relaxation.

TCIA Training Center: TCIA is always adding information about new events and workshops to our Training Center. Many of the events, including webinars, give CEUs for attendance.

TreeWorker Safety Articles: Write a brief safety article for The TreeWorker's CTSP column and receive 2 CTSP CEUs! In order to qualify for CTSP CEUs, the selected article for publication must be 400-600 words in length and highlight your experiences with safety in arboriculture. Simply email your article proposal to Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist, at and you will be contacted. The TreeWorker staff will evaluate and publish appropriate submissions for CEUs. Limit: 4 printed articles per year.

TCI Magazine: The most widely-read periodical in the industry, TCI Magazine offers a chance to earn .25 CTSP CEUs via a quiz provided every other month. Simply fill out the quizzes, and return them to TCIA for scoring.

Check your progress

To learn more about your current certification status or access your CEU transcripts, log in to your My Certification page.

Please note: This page does not constitute a comprehensive list of all CEUs offered through TCIA or other organizations. TCIA encourages participation in other professional affiliations, organizations, and education.