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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course and Assessment, 20-22 Mar 2024 with Kevin Eckert

Updated: Feb 2

ISA Hong Kong Chapter has scheduled the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course and Assessment in Hong Kong at 20-22 Mar 2024. 


Instructor: Kevin EckertKevin Eckert is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® and an ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist® with over 40 years of experience as a worker, climber, trainer arborist and consultant conducting tree risk assessment for safety and according to formal tree risk assessment processes. He actively conducted tree risk assessments for private and government agencies in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica in tropical and temperate environments. Kevin has been training arborists in practical and general arboriculture for many years. He is a mentor for ISA TRAQ apprentice instructors, and served as arboriculture lecturer at the University of Hawaii and Hong Kong University, SPACE Program.


Date: 20-22 Mar 2024 (Wed-Fri), 2.5 days 

Time: 9am-6pm (20-21/3), 9am-12:30pm (22/3)

Venue: Unit 1226A, 12/F,  Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon Max. Class size: 20 ppl   


Cost:

Early bird, pay before 14 Feb 2024, 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 19 Feb 2024

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 22 Mar 2024 (Fri), 9:00am at the venue.


Payment: Please deposit to our bank account, email the bank-in slip and 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: 19 Feb 2024  


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 charge 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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