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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course and Assessment with Kevin Eckert, Feb 15-17, 20

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

ISA Hong Kong Chapter has scheduled the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course and Assessment in Hong Kong at Feb 15-17, 2023. Instructor Kevin Eckert, Founder, President and Managing Director of Arbor Global (HK) Ltd., has over 40 years of active, hands-on program research, design, implementation and management experience, with over 20 years in Hong Kong. He has high level knowledge, skills and abilities with the diversity of issues and challenges encountered in tropical and temperate arboriculture and vegetation management. Kevin is an ISA BCMA as well as ISA Certified Utility Specialist. Kevin currently serves as President of Smart Trees Pacific, an Urban Forestry NGO, is President-Elect for the Western Chapter ISA and a Director of the Britton Tree Fund Board. Date: Feb 15-17, 2023 (Wed-Fri), 2.5 days Time: 9am-6pm (Feb 15-16), 9am-1pm (Feb 17) Venue: Unit 1226A, 12/F, Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon Max. Class size: 20 ppl Cost: Early bird, pay before Dec 22, 23:59. HK$5,600 for current Chapter Professional Member + ISA member, HK$5,800 for ISA Member; HK$6,600 for Non-member Pay before Jan 16, 2023 HK$6,200 for current Chapter Professional Member + ISA member, HK$6,400 for ISA Member; HK$7,200 for Non-member Retake TRAQ Assessment: Retake fee is $1,700 per each retake for up to one year from the original date of your exam. Please email your original TRAQ assessment date and bank in slip to Applicant will be required to retake both the written and performance-based portions of the exam, even if you failed only one of them. The retake assessment date is on Feb 17 (Fri), 9:00am at the venue. Payment: Please make deposit to our bank account via (ATM) / the internet banking, email the bank pay-in slip & application form to Our bank account: Hang Seng Bank 789-314119-001 (ISA Hong Kong Chapter Ltd). Application Form: Download here Application Deadline: Jan 16, 2023 Rapid Antigen Test All candidates are required to perform the COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), take a photo of their negative RAT result (with candidates' English name, date and time written next to the result) and save the photo in the mobile phone for checking.

Refund policy:

  • A full refund if the registration is not accepted or class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • After the application is submitted and approved by ISA, no refund would be given if the applicant could not attend the class due to personal reasons.

  • Registrations cannot be transferred to another individual. If you are registered and cannot attend the course - your registration can be moved to a future course. Administration fee of HK$500 may be charged for any changes of the application due to personal reasons.

TRAQ Study Packet: It will be sent by courier to your delivery address a few weeks prior to the assessment date. Courier charges is at your own expense.

Course Content

The course content includes Levels of Assessment, Target Assessment, Site Assessment, Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization, Mitigation, and Reporting.

Qualification Period

The TRAQ qualification is valid for five (5) years from the date it is earned. A credential holder is required to take the course and pass the exam every five years in order to renew the credential. No CEUs are needed to maintain this qualification. ISA credential holders will be offered 14.5 CEUs for attending the course.

More information can be viewed at the ISA Headquarters website for TRAQ, including the following:

For enquiry, please contact us at 3757 8078 or


Certification Committee

ISA Hong Kong Chapter

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