Killingworth, CT, resident John Sulzbach earned his arborist license in 2013. While establishing his own tree company, Proper Tree, John Sulzbach of Killingworth, CT, has maintained membership with the International Society of Arboriculture.
Individuals who have been thoroughly trained and educated in areas of arboriculture may attempt to achieve an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist credential. To earn the ISA credential an arborist must first meet all pre-exam requisites. These requirements include but are not limited to an academic degree in arboriculture or a related field such as horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from an accredited program. An individual preparing for the ISA Certified Arborist credential should also have three or more years of experience in the field of arboriculture.
The certified arborist examination encompasses a wide variety of topics related to arboriculture and its professional applications. This comprehensive approach to the field makes for a difficult exam and as well as a valuable certification that can be used in a number of arboricultural scenarios. The certification, which additionally features a unified code of ethics for all arborists, has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute, and complies with all ISO 17024 standards.