The RCA: Approved CEUs

Individuals applying for the RCA need a total of 420 CEUs. All CEUs since the beginning of your career apply.

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

 

 Ph.D.


 450 CEUs

 Masters


 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

 ASCA Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ)


 14.5 CEUs

ISA Certification

 Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA)


 300 CEUs

 ISA Certified Arborist


 60 CEUs

Continuing Education

 ISA Annual Meeting


 1 ISA CEU =
 1 ASCA CEU

 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*

 TRAQ


 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 differs from ISA-assigned CEUs, the number of ISA-assigned CEUs can be used to meet the requirement.