TRAQ Course – Red Deer, Alberta


Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course & Exam

Red Deer Kinex Arena, 4725 – 43 Street, Red Deer, Alberta

Upstairs meeting room

Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15, 2013

8:00am – 5:00pm September 13 & 14

8:00am – noon September 15

Limited to 20 people
Minimum number of people to run the course is 15

Course Instructor: Skip Kincaid

Course Description:

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

The course includes Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization, and Risk Reporting. The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course prepares the participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.

The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification.


To be eligible to register for the course and take the exam, you must have earned one of the following credentials:

  • ISA Certified Arborist or ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
  • European Tree Worker, European Tree Technician, Fachagrarwirt Baumpflege
  • AHC30810 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Australia), NZ National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4)
  • United Kingdom Qualifications and Credit Framework Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Arboriculture
  • Connecticut, Louisiana, and Rhode Island Arborist Licenses, Maryland Tree Experts, Massachusetts Certified Arborist, New Jersey Certified Tree Expert, New Hampshire Arborists Association Certified Arborist
  • SAF Certified Forester
  • An arboriculture or urban forestry degree that is part of a national qualifications framework or is from a college or university that is accredited or recognized under a system that is substantially similar to accreditation.

Preparing for the Course Before You Leave

Thoroughly review the Tree Risk Assessment Manual and complete the pre-work activities in the Tree Risk Assessment Workbook before attending the course.

Items to Bring with You

Bring the following items with you to the event:

  • A government-issued photo identification card, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID
  • Tree Risk Assessment Manual (included in your confirmation packet)
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Workbook, included in your confirmation packet; the workbook is required to complete the course
  • Writing utensil(s), including at least one #2 pencil
  • Clipboard or hard surface to write on outdoors
  • Appropriate attire for both indoor and outdoor activities
  • High-visibility vest, coat, or clothing
  • Hard hat

Food and Lodging

Morning refreshments and lunch are provided both days. A list of hotels close to the course delivery location is attached.

Link to hotels:

Download PDF Version / Registration Form


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