Lantra celebrates CEU recognition for training courses


Lantra has been working with the Arboricultural and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) to gain Continuing Education Unit (CEU) recognition for its training courses.

This will enable arborists who have completed an ISA credential, such as the ISA Certified Arborist, to maintain that certificate by completing Lantra courses.  In the case of CEUs, the emphasis is on the training, and not on any subsequent qualifications.

All ISA Certifications are valid for three years. To maintain the certification, a minimum number of ISA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must be accrued by the end of the three-year period and a recertification fee paid.  The alternative being to retake, and pass, the assessments.

The number of CEUs required depends upon the credential held:       

  • ISA Certified Arborist: 30 CEUs
  • ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist: 6 Utility CEUs + 30 Arborist CEUs = 36 total
  • ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist: 12 Municipal CEUs + 30 Arborist CEUs = 42 total
  • ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist: 15 CEUs
  • ISA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist: 15 CEUs
  • ISA Board Certified Master Arborist: 60 CEUs; 20 each in Science, Practice, and Management.


To claim the CEUs for Lantra Awards courses, a copy of your certificate of attendance (for some of the courses a certificate of training and assessment can be submitted) to ISA International with a brief covering letter (or email). ISA International can then assign the CEUs to your ISA account. The date of your training will be as shown on your certificate and will need to be within your current certification period.           

Further information and details of the CEUs allocated to each training course can be found on the Arboriculture Association’s website.

Please note: the Arboriculture Association is not administering the CEU process, it is simply assisting the ISA. Therefore, it is the ISA member’s responsibility to make sure their CEU records are up to date with ISA International.