Become A RCA: Approved CEU Schedule

ASCA Approved CEUs

Individuals applying for the RCA need a total of 420 CEUs. However, you can reuse your CEUs from the beginning of your career.

Formal Education
Credits can only be claimed for the highest degree earned.



450 CEUs


350 CEUs

Four-year degree

300 CEUs

Two-year degree

120 CEUs

ASCA Education


ASCA Consulting Academy

30 CEUs

ASCA Annual Meeting

20 CEUs

ASCA Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Workshop

8 CEUs

ASCA On-Demand Webinars

1 CEU each

ISA Certification

Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA)

300 CEUs

ISA Certified Arborist

60 CEUs

Continuing Education

ISA Annual Meeting


TCIA Annual Meeting

15 CEUs*

Closely related national professional conferences or allied professions national conferences (must be multi-day events)

15 CEUs*

Completion of a formal continuing adult education course in business, writing, arboriculture or closely related field with a demonstration of competency (approved by ASCA)

15 CEUs*


ISA chapter or other regional, state or local associations or government or privately sponsored functions

6 CEUs per full day;
3 CEUs for half day)*


14.5 CEUs

Online seminars in business, writing, arboriculture, or closely related field (Approved by ASCA)

 1 Hour = 1 CEU

Regional or state certification or license program in agriculture and life science with a demonstration of competency (Approved by ASCA)
Note: new certifications only, renewals do not qualify.

10 CEUs*

*If the number of ASCA-assigned CEUs listed above differ from ISA-assigned CEUs, the number of ISA-assigned CEUs can be used to meet the requirement.