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:

TCIA Safety Training Programs

Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Online Initial
7.5 7.5
Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Year 1
5.25 5.25
Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Year 2
5.25 5.25
Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Year 3
5.25 5.25
Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Year 4
5.25 5.25
Electric Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Year 5
5.25 5.25
Tailgate Safety Program
21.25 21.25
Crew Leader Qualification
6.5 6.5


Crew Leader 2.5 2.5
Plant Health Care (PHC) Technician
20.25 2.25
Tree Care Specialist
13.25 N/A

Completing the TCIA Trainer Qualification course is worth:

  • 5.0 Professional Development CEUs (completing course) and
  • 3.0 Safety Program Development CEUs (completing capstone)
  • Any additional capstone projects completed are each worth 3.0 Safety Program Development CEUs.

Other ways to earn CEUs:

    This annual conference combines the unparalleled value of a first class conference education with a trade show floor packed with hundreds of exhibitors. Attend live demonstrations, forums and roundtables, win prizes and giveaways, 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.
  • Executive Arborist Workshop (EAW)
    EAW is designed to help companies with revenues of $750,000 to $2 million grow in a smoother, more consistent manner. It features educational sessions, round-tables and networking with successful tree care business owners and professional business speakers who will give you the tools needed to address these issues head-on and move beyond them.
  • Blog for TCIA
    If you are a current or aspiring CTSP interested in sharing safety expertise with other tree care professionals, you can earn 2 safety program CEUs by writing a brief safety article for the TCIA.org Blog.
    Contact marketing@tcia.org for submission guidelines and topic suggestions. Limit: 4 articles per year.
If you have any questions regarding CEUs (CTSP & ISA) from a past event, live or virtual, please email CEU@tcia.org

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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.