About The Tree Care Industry Association

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is a trade association of 2,300 tree care firms and affiliated companies and was established in 1938 as the National Arborist Association

Our mission is to advance tree care businesses

The Tree Care Industry AssociationTCIA develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice and management information for tree and landscape firms around the world. We provide continuing education, training, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care.

TCIA helps member companies by:

  • Educating consumers about the proper care of trees
  • Advancing professionalism in the tree care industry
  • Improving business practices in the tree care industry
  • Training employees in safe work practices
  • Educating policy makers on regulatory and legislative affairs

Since 1938, TCIA has been working to elevate the standards of commercial and utility tree care. TCIA supports, promotes and educates our members so that they may be more successful in their activities and the environment in which we live will be significantly improved.

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TCIA Programs:

Certified Tree Care Safety Professional (CTSP) program

Our flagship program and the only safety credentialing program in the industry. Data shows that companies with an employee enrolled in the CTSP program experience fewer accidents and injuries, less lost time and reduced costs.

Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP)

EHAPFirst introduced in 1975, EHAP has helped train thousands of arborists – those involved in line clearance and those working on residential properties near energized lines. The US Army Corp of Engineers has recognized this credential and often requires EHAP certification for companies to qualify for storm-related clean-ups.

Tree Care Academy

TCIA Tree Care AcademyTree Care Academy offers a variety of courses that can be used by employers for credentialing and training of employees according to industry standards. Teach and test for critical skills and knowledge to verify the competency of employees to work safely and professionally in and around trees and equipment.

Interested in attending a CTSP or EHAP workshop? Local workshops are scheduled across the country for these, and many other TCIA training programs. Find one near you, or schedule your own, by visiting TCIA’s Training Center.


TCIA’s Accreditation programs help identify companies that adhere to high standards for quality, safety and ethical business practices.

ACRTCIA’s Residential/Commercial Accreditation program helps consumers find tree care companies that have been inspected for professionalism in residential/commercial services.

UCRTCIA’s Utility Contractor Accreditation program helps utilities and agencies find contractors inspected for their adherence to regulations and professionalism in line-clearance/ROW services.

And much more

In addition to training, we provide continuing education, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care:

  • TCI Magazine is the most circulated and read publication in the industry
  • TCI EXPO is the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference
  • Winter Management Conference is the premiere business conference for the tree care industry

Explore our membership pages to learn how TCIA membership can help you grow your business.

More Information:

Contact membership@tcia.org / 800-733-2622.