The Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ) credential program is an interactive training experience that delves into the concepts contained in the 10th edition of The Guide for Plant Appraisal. Using instructor-led discussions, Socratic method instruction, and case scenarios to illustrate concepts, you will become proficient in conducting appraisals using the various approaches contained in the 10th edition. The training culminates with an open-book exam that tests attendees on their comprehension of the material and concepts. Successful candidates will receive a certificate and be entitled to list TPAQ as a credential.
Registration is limited to a maximum of 40 people, no exceptions. A required study manual, 10th ed. of The Guide to Plant Appraisal, should be thoroughly reviewed by the student prior to attending the class.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
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Attendees are required to purchase and thoroughly read the 10th edition of The Guide for Plant Appraisal before taking the course.
The TPAQ credential is valid for five years from the date it is earned. To maintain the credential, TPAQ holders must retake the TPAQ course and pass the exam every five years, or when The Guide for Plant Appraisal is updated—whichever comes first.
Attendees must have a minimum of three years of experience in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, landscape contracting, or landscape architecture/design.