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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal Course and Assessment on 25 Mar 2024 with Don Picker

Updated: Feb 2

The ISA TRAQ credential is valid for five years. To reinstate your qualification after each five-year period, you must retrain and retest through the ISA TRAQ Renewal programme. The ISA TRAQ Renewal program includes one-day of instruction and two examinations (written and performance based).*You may complete the TRAQ Renewal Course or full course as early as 18 months prior to your expiration date. Once you have successfully passed the requirements, the new five-year qualification period will begin the day following the original expiration date rather than the date of passing the renewal course. This will allow you to take full advantage of the five-year qualification period. 

If your TRAQ qualification is expiring before August 2025, you may now apply this renewal course.

Instructor: Don PickerWith over 40 years in the arboriculture industry, Don Picker is regularly hosting international training programs, conference events, and performing research projects.  He continues to perform large-scale tree assessment projects, consultations, and specialized training in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, China, Japan, and other Asian locations as a TRAQ Instructor, Tree Worker-Climber Specialist, and Utility Arborist Specialist.In 2012 Picker received the ISA True Professional in Arboriculture Award. He served as the chair of the ISA International Safety Committee from 2007-2011 and led a study of worldwide international safety practices with Dr. John Ball. Picker was the coordinator of the translation of Tree Climbers’ Guide; Chinese First Edition (樹木攀爬者指南:中文第一版) and now spends half of the year in Asia and Europe and the other half in Minnesota.

Date: 25 Mar 2024 (Mon)

Time: 9am - 6pm

Venue: Unit 2, 13/F, Wah Yiu Industrial Centre, 30-32 Au Pui Wan Street, Shatin

Max. Class size: 20 ppl  


Early bird, pay before 14 Feb 2024, 23:59.

HK$2,700 for current Chapter Professional Member + ISA member,

HK$3,000 for ISA Member;  

HK$3,400 for Non-member

Pay before 24 Feb 2024

HK$3,000 for current Chapter Professional Member + ISA member,

HK$3,300 for ISA Member;  

HK$3,700 for Non-member

Retake TRAQ Assessment:

There is a HK$1,700 fee per 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 25 Mar 2025, 2:00pm at the venue.

Payment: Please deposit to our bank account, email the bank-in slip plus application form to Our bank account: Hang Seng Bank 789-314119-001 (ISA Hong Kong Chapter Ltd). 

Application Form: Download here

Application Deadline: 24 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.

CEUs Granted

5 CEUs will be granted for the instructional portion of the program. These CEUs can be applied to your ISA Certified Arborist® credential and/or the Certified Tree Climber credentials. For an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®, 2 CEUs go to practice, 2 to management, and 1 to science.

For enquiry, please contact us at 37578078 or

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