Press and Testimonials

How I survived and passed the Certified Arborist Course the first time:

Praise from Russell BartolottaAll I did was:

  1. I read the Certified Arborist Course Study Book from front to back a few times.
  2. I did the worksheets at the end of each chapter – Then I re-studied what questions I missed on each chapter and then used the worksheets as review.
  3. Went to all the classes AND paid attention. (I also enjoyed the refreshments that Ted and his group provided.)
  4. I got a room overnight near the test location because it was too far from my home.

Basically, I just did whatever Ted recommended to do to pass the Certified Arborist Course exam. This course is comprehensive and organized with very knowledgeable and experienced speakers. I highly recommend it!

Thank you Ted!

-Russell Bartolotta, ISA Certified Arborist #WE-7960A

Tree Services Magazine

This is Only a TestThe Arborists's Certification Preparation Course was selected for a feature article by Tree Services Magazine. This is a national trade magazine, which is very popular.

The article stressed that approximately 70% of the students who have completed this course have passed a difficult national exam. Whereas, the national pass rate is approximately 30% for this exam.

The article also mentioned that the course and ISA Study Guide covers 15 topics including tree biology, tree assessment, risk management, and other topics.

The course is given annually and generally starts in February for 10 consecutive Wednesday nights. The eight (8) teachers are all highly experienced teachers and consultants.

Loma Linda University

Praise from Loma Linda University"Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your putting on the Arborist Certification Class and Certified Tree Workers' Class.

All four of my guys have learned a lot and because of your efforts; we now have a better and safer tree trimming crew at Loma Linda University."

-Gerhard Steudel, Director
Loma Linda University Adventist Heath Sciences Center, Landscape Department

Richard Cohen Landscape & Construction, Inc.

Praise from Richard Cohen Landscape & Construction, Inc."I wanted to thank you for the Arborists' Certification course that my staff and I attended.

I felt that the course was well organized, had excellent teachers and facilities. The total experience was very conducive to learning and did a great job of preparing us to pass the Arborists' Certification test.

Also, I would like to thank your wife for the nice snacks provided at the meetings; they were good and healthy choices.

As a result of the course and the materials provided, we were able to pass the test on the first try."

-Richard B. Cohen, President
Richard Cohen Landscape & Construction, Inc.

All Seasons Tree Care

Praise from All Seasons Tree Care"I just wanted to let you know that I took the test last Friday, May 2nd, and I passed. Than you very much, your class was a huge help and I don't know what I would have done without it.

Thank you."

-Jaimie Bulcao, WE-10404A
All Seasons Tree Care