Certification Classes, Events, and Workshops
How to become certified?
To become a Certified Tree Inspector you need to pass an examination that demonstrates proficiency in:
When are Tree Inspector training workshops offered?
The University of Minnesota hosts annual "New Tree Inspector Training Workshops" in February and May. Check Events & Workshops.
What is the cost of a workshop?
Training workshops typically cost about $80-$100 per person. Student discounts are available for most U of M training events.
What can I expect during the training?
Training workshops are an all day classroom event. Presenters will cover material on tree pests and pathogens, firewood identification, tree identification, rules and regulations and best practices. Click here for self-training options.
Exams are provided at the end of each training workshop. Once you submit a registration form and your payment, a study packet will be mailed to you with information needed for the examination. Study packets are available online but a hard copy will ONLY be mailed to individuals participating in the certification training.
Forest First Detectors Workshops and other events and workshops offer proctored Minnesota Tree Inspector Exams at many locations throughout the year. Details for confirmed workshops and events are posted on this website. Study materials are offered by the University of Minnesota and may be requested through our Contact Us page.