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TRAQ Course and Exam (10-12 Nov 2014)

The ISA Hong Kong Chapter is going to organize the 2nd TRAQ Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), Course and Exam in Hong Kong this year

We have scheduled two classes (Class A & B) in November. "Both Classes A and B are FULL. Registration is CLOSED" 

Class A

Trainer: Don Picker

Date: 10 Nov (whole day), 11 Nov (whole day), 12 Nov (am) 2014

Time: 9am - 5pm

Max. Class size: 20 ppl

(Priority is given the existing TRAQ/TRACE holders whose qualification is expiring soon)

Venue: No.2 13/F Wah Yiu Industrial Centre,30-32 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan, Sha Tin, NT

Class B (open only when Class A is full)

Trainer: Don Picker

Date: 13 Nov (whole day), 14 Nov (whole day), 15 Nov (am) 2014

Time: 9am - 5pm

Max. Class size: 20 ppl

(Priority is given the existing TRAQ/TRACE holders whose qualification is expiring soon)

Venue: No.2 13/F Wah Yiu Industrial Centre, 30-32 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan, Sha Tin, NT

Cost: HK$5,000 for current ISA Members, HK$6000 for Non-members

(includes the course study guide and workbook which will be delivered a few weeks prior to the exam date.).

Registration Deadline: 10 Oct, 2014, 6:00 pm. Please register through the ISA Hong Kong Chapter by depositing the application fee to Bank of East Asia account No. 015-159-68-003224 and email the bank slip with the completed application form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a subject of “Application for TRAQ Nov 2014”. Companies or individuals with difficulties in arranging the payment within the deadline, please contact us through email or phone for special arrangement. We will review case-by-case.

Registration Form: Download here

Refund policy:  A full refund if the class is closed due to insufficient participants. No refund would be given if the applicant could not attend the class due to personal reasons.

Biography of the Trainer:

Donald Lee Picker is a highly-experienced practitioner in the tree industry and has performed tree risk assessments in USA and throughout Hong Kong and Asia for large populations of trees.  Don regularly performs assessments for Registered Old & Valuable Trees as well as unique wall trees in Hong Kong. In East Malaysian Borneo, Sarawak at Miri City, Don was hired to assess and provide consultation service for over 4500 trees at the Shell Oil Asian – Pacific HQ housing community (including arboricultural advice, training of crews and monitoring of the operations). At Japan War Cemetery in Yokohama, Don Picker is leading an on-going Woodlands Project involving assessments and operations for safety and aesthetic enhancement of the special site.

Course Content

The course content includes Levels of Assessment, Target Assessment, Site Assessment, Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization, Mitigation, and Reporting.

Qualification Period

The TRAQ qualification is valid for five (5) years from the date it is earned. A credential holder is required to take the course and pass the exam every five years in order to renew the credential. No CEUs are needed to maintain this qualification. ISA credential holders will be offered 14.5 CEUs for attending the course.

TRACE credential transfer into the new ISA program

If you held the TRACE credential, you have been transferred into the ISA TRAQ program and your current expiration date has been carried over. Transferees have been provided with program information and a TRAQ certificate.

More information can be viewed at the ISA Headquarters website for TRAQ, including the following:

*        Understanding the differences between a certification and a qualification

*        Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook

For enquiry, please contact us at 5228 5526 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

6th Seminar for Best Practices for Urban Tree Management

 

In response to the recent fatal incident of the tree collapse in a private lot, the ISA Hong Kong Chapter is organizing the “6th Seminar on Best Practices for Urban Tree Management: Proper Tree Works and Liabilities” . This seminar focuses on Tree Policy, Tree legislation, Insurance Coverage and Qualifications of Arboricultural Professionals.

Date: 30 September 2014
Time: 9:30 am - 6 pm
Capacity: 280 persons
Venue: 9/F, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Building, Hong Kong. 

Fee: HK$800 per person for public, $400 for current ISA credential holders.
There are 50 seats available for the discounted price.
Due to limited amount of discount seats, it is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For ISA credential holders who want to enjoy the discount, please register through the ISA Hong Kong Chapter by sending your full name, credential number and mobile phone number to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a subject of “Application for 6th Seminar on Best Practices for Urban Tree Management”. A replying email will be sent to you to confirm your registration.

Please deposit $400 into the Bank of East Asia account no. 015-159-68-003224 and return the copy of the receipt via email in three days (exclude Saturday and Sunday) after receiving the confirmation. Failure in furnishing the payment on time will be considered as unsuccessful registration and the seat will be re-allocated to other applicants.

Application form

ISA Credential holders (CA/CTW/MS/BCMA) can earn up to 4 CEUs from attending the seminar topics

 

 

 

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