Meeting Information

TRAQ - Palo Alto - Class Full

Date & Time:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Course Information:

This 3-day course and exam is open to interested parties who meet the per-requites (see Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook) and is limited to 20 arborists (first-come/first-served). The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a 1/2 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.

Registration closes on February 17, 2017 or when class is filled. All payments are due by February 17, 2017. Cancellation/refund requests must be submitted by February 17, 2017. All applications will be reviewed for approval. Your registration will be finalized via email.

What to do now:

Read the Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook
2. Register beginning January 12, 2017

What to bring to class:

Your government-issued photo ID
2. TRAQ Manual and Workbook
3. Hard hat and high-visibility vest or shirt
4. #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes
5. Rain gear, including large zip-lock bag

Please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors; we cannot always control the room temperature to suit everyone. Come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors.

Confirmation Packet:

You will receive a confirmation packet from ISA in Champaign, IL containing a letter with the date and time of the course and the name of the appropriate contact person. The confirmation packet includes one copy each of the Tree Risk Assessment Manual and Tree Risk Assessment Workbook. Individuals taking a retake exam will not receive a new manual or workbook. No refunds or discounts are given if you already own the Tree Risk Assessment Manual.

Confirmation packets will be shipped to the address provided on the personal information registration page. Please provide a physical shipping address.

ISA cannot ship to a PO box.


To earn a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification you must hold or have held one of the following prerequisites. Please indicate which prerequisite(s) can be used to verify your eligibility. For non-ISA credentials, please submit a copy of a certificate, credential identification card, diploma, or similar documentation.

  • Current ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified holder registering to re-qualify
  • ISA Certified Arborist Number
  • ISA BCMA Number
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF) Certified Forester
  • Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, Traditional Forestry, or Horticulture Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Other from the TRAQ Handbook
Questions: Call Heather Crippen or Rita Franco at 866.785.8960 or email or


$625.00 - ISA/WCISA Member
$750.00 - Non-member

Registration deadline is February 17, 2017


14.5 - CA / CTW / MS
6 - BCMA-P
6 - BCMA-M
2.5 - BCMA-S


Jim Flott
Spokane, WA

Jim Flott is the owner of Community Forestry Consultants, Inc. (CFC). He received his B.S. in Horticulture from Iowa State University. His M.S. in Forest Pathology from the University of Arizona. He has over 30 years work experience in the horticulture, urban forestry and arboriculture industries. He is a board member of PNW-ISA and the Washington Community Forestry Council. Jim is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Municipal Specialist and a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

Special Testing Accommodations Request:

If you have a special need and require an accommodation for a course, please complete the Special Accommodation Request Form  and submit it to Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified of a determination.


Palo Alto Foothills Park
3300 Page Mill Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304