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Covid-19 Update


At this time, the New England Chapter ISA is open and working 100% remotely you can reach chapter staff via e-mail or phone (978-844-0441).  In line with the CDC and ISA recommendations, we have canceled or postponed all Chapter events including workshops, ISA Exams, ISA TRAQ Courses and TRAQ Renewal Courses through May 30, 2020. We are monitoring the situation carefully and will provide updates as soon as we have them. We advise that you follow precautionary measures as outlined on the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website.  Stay home if you can, wash your hands often, limit contact with others, maintain a safe 6 feet of social distancing.


As news around the COVID-19 virus evolves, and some U.S. cities and local municipalities shift to "essential work only" quarantine measures, we thought it was important to let you know that ISA has partnered with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) to issue guidance to assist you in determining which types of tree care work should be considered "essential." Joint ISA/TCIA Essential Worker Letter.


  • May 30, 2020 – New England ISA Tree Climbing Championship – CANCELLED – we are very disappointed to announce we will be cancelling this event.  We are following ISA’s lead as they have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 ISA International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) for 2020.
  • Upcoming Exams:
    • Note that face masks are now required while testing. Enrolled candidates will be notified via email of current guidelines and restrictions that apply to their examination.
    • There will be no associated rescheduling fees if you choose to reschedule due to COVID-19 restrictions.
    • See our certification page for in-person exams starting in August.



2020 International Conference and Trade Show - New Dates

The 2020 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show will be held December 15-17, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM.

ISA hopes that these new dates allow time for more of our members to be able to travel, our exhibitors to operate, and our community to recover. We plan on providing more details in the coming weeks with information on registration, housing, and a new virtual conference experience for those who may not be able to join us in December.

ISA will continue to monitor the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, coordinating with local public health officials, and provide updates as necessary. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and staff and hosting the most successful conference possible. Thank you for your understanding and your commitment to ISA.

ISA Credential Holders

May 29, 2020 - All credentials that expire on June 30, 2020 will receive a complimentary, automated 120 day extension that takes them through October 28, 2020.

For the latest, go to the ISA Credentials COVID-19 FAQ page.

ISA COVID-19 Information

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