ISA TRAQ Renewal Course

ISA cert logoISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Renewal Course
8am-5pm (7:30 am registration)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY


Register online

Registration deadline: October 16

Registration fees:
♦ ISA/NYSA Member: $220
♦ Non Member: $260
♦ Seating is limited!

Cancellation Policy: A processing fee of $50 USD will be charged for all cancellations received on or before October 16, 2018. Cancellation requests must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The TRAQ renewal course is an abbreviated version of the full course. The renewal is a one-day refresher with five hours of instruction and three hours to take the exam.

Current TRAQ holders can complete the abbreviated renewal course as early as 18 months prior to the expiration of their qualification. Upon passing the renewal exam, the expiration date will be adjusted to five years from the original expiration date. This means that if you pass the renewal exam four years into your credential, you will have six years until it expires.

Day 1: Educational Session & Exam (8:00am – 5:00pm)
Course Opening
Module 1: Introduction to Tree Risk Assessment
Module 2: Levels of Assessment
Module 3: Target Assessment
Module 4: Site Assessment

Break (15 min)

Module 5: Tree Biology and Mechanics
Module 6: Tree Inspection and Assessment
Module 7: Data Analysis and Risk Categorization

Lunch (1 hour)

Module 8: Mitigation
Module 9: Reporting

Review/Flex Time (10 min)

Performance-based exam
Written Exam

To renew the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) you must currently hold the TRAQ credential and be within at least 18 months of the credential expiration date.

Special Accommodations Requests:
If you have an accommodation request, please complete the Special Accommodations Request Form and submit it with your application. You may find the form online at

Applicants must submit registration and registration payment by the registration deadline. Onsite registration is not available.

If you need to apply for a TRAQ exam retake only, you must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 217-355-9411.

By applying to participate in a TRAQ event, you are authorizing the ISA to make your registration and contact information available to the local chapter / associate association. You agree to the terms, conditions, and policies outlined in the Tree Risk Assessment Application Guide. Please review this document before applying for an event.

You will receive the course materials a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the TRAQ event as part of your registration.

Bring the following items with you to the event:
• A government-issued photo identification card,such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID
• Tree Risk Assessment Manual (included in your confirmation packet)
• Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Clipboard (included in your confirmation packet)
• Writing utensil(s), including at least one #2 pencil
• Appropriate attire and footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities
• High-visibility vest, coat, or other hi-res attire
• Hard hat

Admission At the Event
To be admitted for the course, you must arrive at the course site 30 minutes before the course starts. The event host will check your government-issued photo ID and have you sign a check-in sheet. If you have not produced a photo ID by the exam day, you will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

Site Rules
• The exact time, date, and location of the course will be enclosed in your confirmation packet. You must be on time, as the course will begin promptly. Report to the event site at least 30 minutes before the course starts.
• Dress appropriately for both indoor and outdoor activities. While every attempt is made to provide a comfortable classroom atmosphere, heating or cooling systems may not function properly. Outdoor weather conditions may vary.
• Visitors are not allowed into the training or exam.

Please feel free to contact NYSA at 518-694-5507 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.