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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course and Assessment with Samuel Ma, Jun 1-3, 2023

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

ISA Hong Kong Chapter has scheduled the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course and Assessment in Hong Kong at Jun 1-3, 2023. Instructor Samuel Ma, King Lun is a consulting and climbing arborist who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied biology. He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®, an ISA Certified Tree Worker Specialist®, a Qualified Chainsaw and Pruning (Ground) Technician. Samuel also teaches the Higher Diploma Program of Tree Management & Conservation at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. Samuel has facilitated tree risk assessment training to arborists and students for more than 7 years in various countries and in different languages. He is fluent in three languages (English, Cantonese and Mandarin), and, since summer 2020, he has served as a member of the ISA Board of Directors. Date: Jun 1-3, 2023 (Thu-Sat), 2.5 days Time: 9am-6pm (Jun 1-2), 1:30pm-5:30pm (updated time, please note the change) (Jun 3) Venue: Unit 1226A, 12/F, Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon Max. Class size: 20 ppl Cost: Early bird, pay before Mar 15, 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 Apr 28, 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 certification@isahongkong.org. 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 Jun 3 (Sat), 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 certification@isahongkong.org. Our bank account: Hang Seng Bank 789-314119-001 (ISA Hong Kong Chapter Ltd). Application Form: Download here Application Deadline: Apr 28, 2023

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@isahongkong.org


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