Plant Health Care Technician

TCIA’s Tree Care Academy PHC Technician program builds on material presented in Tree Care Specialist and includes site mapping, advanced soil management, tree fertilization and nutrition applications, pesticide selection and application, integrated pest management (IPM) concepts, bio-controls and organic tree care concepts.

Plant Health Care Technician manual

The course covers:

  • Plant Health Care concepts
  • Nutrition
  • Soil Management
  • Biotic and abiotic diagnosis
  • Fertilization
  • Pest ID & Controls

The Plant Health Care Technician training program manual is only available in English.

Mike Raupp’s Managing Insect and Mites on Woody Plants: an IPM Approach guidebook is a strongly recommended companion reference for the PHC technician manual.

Benefits for Employees

Completion of this training program prepares you to perform work as a qualified plant health care technician.

Benefits for Employers

PHC is a growing service offering for tree care companies. This program will help you verify that your employees understand the technical concepts required to provide plant health care services.

PHC Technician Enrollment

$99.99 for TCIA members ($157.99 non-members). Fee includes the program manual.

The fee also includes:

  • Online Test Registration
  • Transcript storage in TCIA database
  • Patch, and certificate upon completion

Completion of this program qualifies for 20.25 ISA CEUs / 2.25 CTSP CEUs.

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