TRAQ LogoTree Risk Assessment Qualification

The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification.


The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

This course will cover:

  • Tree Biology and Mechanics
  • Tree Inspection and Assessment
  • Data Analysis
  • Risk Categorization
  • Risk Reporting

Register for the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification ProgramTRAQ Programs

Register online or download a registration form below. For online registrations, be sure to include any documentation if you are using non ISA credentials. Seating is limited in both locations. Review TRAQ handbook here.

Dates & Locations

November 6-8, Holiday Inn, Liverpool, NY (Registration deadline, Oct. 11) Register online or download a Registration Form.
November 16-18, Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY (Registration deadline, Oct. 20) Register online or download a Registration Form.

Course Pricing
Seating is limited at both locations. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
♦ ISA member: $625.00 USD
♦ Non-member: $750.00 USD

Member pricing is an exclusive benefit to NYSA and ISA members only. You must be a current NYSA or ISA member at the time of registration. All others will be charged non-member registration rates.

Questions? Contact NYSA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-694-5507.

TRAQ Program Testimonial

Having TRAQ has enabled me to use consistent language and an accepted rating system for determining a trees risk to homeowners and the community. Using a legally validated form for every tree makes prioritizing simple and documents residual risks, re-inspection intervals and so on. This covers you if anything goes wrong.

It’s also been tremendously useful for my clients in persuading their neighbors to remove dead and risky trees. Documenting risk on a form/matrix that uses the same language as insurance companies and lawyers is invaluable if ever in a court situation.

Also, the course itself was very instructional. Even as a Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA), I learned new information that has changed the way I look at trees. I’ve always leaned towards saving trees rather than removing and this course provided me with a bit more balance.

Jeremy Sayers, BCMA
The Tree Doctor Consulting
Clarence, NY
NYSA Past President