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|Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification|
With the release of the 10th edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal, it became clear to ASCA that the industry was lacking a comprehensive course that teaches professionals about the theory and application of appraisal approaches, methods, and techniques. To meet that need, ASCA created the Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ) program.
What Is the TPAQ Certificate Program?
The TPAQ certificate 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 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.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
What are the Benefits of Becoming Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualified?
Attendees must have a minimum of three years of experience in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, landscape contracting, or landscape architecture/design.
TPAQ courses are offered through ASCA, Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (CTLA) organizations, and ISA chapters. Pricing may vary by course and host.
Maintaining Your Credential
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.