Crew Leader

Keep your crew leaders motivated and trained by giving them an industry credential. This certificate training program will help you train crew leaders. It will also help you verify, according to OSHA and ANSI Z133.1 guidelines, that you have given training to your employees and crew leaders.


The course covers:

  • Crew leader responsibilities
  • Personal and crew safety
  • Client and public safety
  • Production
  • Quality and professionalism
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership in a crew
  • Developing crew skills and knowledge
  • Performance and feedback

CEUs: 2.5 ISA CEUs / 2.5 CTSP CEUs


In addition to the Crew Leader manual, you should include on-the-job training, coaching, and mentoring for the new crew leader. Once a candidate completes the test in the Crew Leader manual, TCIA will grade the exam and issue a certificate of completion, as well as a laminated wallet card, arm patch and helmet decal. Candidates’ transcripts are maintained in the TCIA database, and they receive on-demand notification of transcript status via TCIA’s toll free number, 1-800-733-2622.

Enrollment in TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Program (CTSP) is strongly recommended as an additional resource and credential for Crew Leaders.

Enrollment and Benefits:

Our low enrollment fee includes the Crew Leader manual and:

  • ANSI Z133 Safety standard (a $15.00 member, $20.00 non-member value)
  • ANSI A300 Part 1 Pruning standard (a $15.00 member, $20.00 non-member value)
  • Test correction by TCIA
  • Transcript storage in TCIA database
  • Helmet Decal, Certificate, Laminated Wallet Card upon completion

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This program was formerly known as Home Study 3 Program.

Workshops are not available for this program.

Continuing education

The current available courses include
(follow the sequence below for training):

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