bcmaThe International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) launched a newly updated Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) exam in February.

According to the ISA, an intensive and highly successful review, revision and assessment of the exam was undertaken in response to user feedback requesting a better exam experience and better accommodation for the global reach of the program.

“The relaunch of the BCMA exam is very exciting for ISA and the credentialing community,” said Kevin Martlage, the ISA’s director of professional development.

“I cannot thank the 300 beta test takers, the BCMA test committee and ISA enough for their efforts to make the re-launch possible. I am extremely confident that the team involved with the evaluation and re-launch process addressed the expectations of the board and met the necessary objectives.”

CEU requirements associated with the BCMA program remain the same. Sixty CEUs must be earned in the 3-year period—20 each in science, practice and management.

As of Feb. 1, the ISA began accepting applications for the updated exam. Any questions relating to the exam can be emailed to isa@isa-arbor.com.

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