What Is the TPAQ Certificate Program?
The 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 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.
This qualification has been modeled on the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ). Like TRAQ, it will be Socratic instruction and will have a written test and practicum at the end of the second day. The cost and requalification will be similar to TRAQ. Registration will be limited to an absolute maximum of 20 people, no exceptions. Tree Risk Assessment (TRAQ) and /or ISA Certified Arborist credentials along with prior experience in plant or other appraisal techniques (assigning dollar values) are strongly encouraged by the instructor but are not expected to be a requirement. A study manual (10thed. of Guide to Plant Appraisal) should be thoroughly reviewed by the student prior to attending the class.
Hosted by: Dr. Bill Fountain & Laura Lambert, KAA Executive Director
Dr. Bill Fountain is on the faculty at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Horticulture. He is an instructor for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA KY399B), ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA #594), and Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification instructor. Bill is the author of numerous publications relating to arboriculture and landscape management and is a frequent lecturer in Asia. He has served on the ISA Board of Directors and numerous ISA committees. He serves on the Kentucky Arborists’ Association Board of Directors and is KAA representative to CoR.
**Deadline for registration and cancellation is Thursday, February 27, 2020. There will be no course refunds issued after the registration deadline.
Follow registration link for course schedule.