ISA CEU Review & Approval Process for Events

The process to assign Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) to an event starts with your local chapter, the Pacific Northwest ISA (PNW-ISA).

PNW-ISA uses external reviewers to approve applicable CEUs using the domains of the ISA Certification exam. The CEU code [example, PN-17-000] is then assigned by ISA. As an event coordinator, you can help ensure the process is seamless and timely for your event.

To approve your event for CEUs, we need specific information, including:

  • Event title and description
  • An agenda with break and lunch times noted
  • Event date, start time, and end time
  • Event location
  • Speaker/Instructor bio/s
  • Full contact information for the event coordinator

Our fillable form helps make the process easier. You are always welcome to call the PNW-ISA office to get more information or clarify the instructions.

To obtain ISA CEUs for your event, we must have your information three weeks before the start of the event.


As February 10, 2020, PNW-ISA will no longer issue CEU course codes to external providers free of charge. External providers will be charged

  • $45 for a 1-Day course/event
  •  $80 for 2-Day courses/events
  • $135 for 3+ Day courses/events

Prior to submitting your ISA CEU approval submission form below, you will be reminded of these fees and informed that by entering the event coordinator’s first and last name and clicking the submit button you are authorizing PNW-ISA to obtain your course codes for the fees above. These fees will be invoiced after your codes and sign-up sheets are issued to you. The invoice will be sent to the event coordinator’s email address provided in the online submission. The event coordinator/agency/ company will have 30-days from the date the invoice is issued to pay for the order in full.

Be prepared to upload a copy of your event agenda and/or program description. Reviewers use this more detailed information to approve CEUs across the exam domains and specializations (aerial lift, board certified master arborist, certified arborist, certified tree worker, municipal specialist, and utility specialist). Incomplete agendas or descriptions delay the approval process.

After Approval

Once CEUs for your event are approved, you will receive the ISA CEU Sign-in Sheet and sign-in instructions. The sign-in sheet should be set out for attendees at the end of the event. Early signatures should not be accepted.

As the event coordinator, you should make a copy of the final sign-in sheets. You are then responsible for submitting the ISA CEU Sign-in Sheet directly to ISA at (address or email).

The copy should be saved and accessible for four (4) years from the event date. Do not send the sign-in sheets to the PNW-ISA.

​Thank you for helping ensure ISA Certified Arborists all across the Pacific Northwest have ample opportunities to learn and earn ISA CEUs.