Maintain your MQTW Qualification


MQTWs must earn 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) over 3 years in order to maintain a valid qualification

1 CEU = 60 minutes of instruction (same as ISA definition). All ISA- and MCA-approved credits qualify.
ISA = International Society of Arboriculture    www.isa-arbor.com
MAA = Massachusetts Arborists Association  www.massarbor.org

Submit credits to MTWFA once every 3 years (average 5 credits per year and 15 credits total over the 3-year period)

  • Ways to Earn Continuing Education Credits
    • Attend MTWFA annual conference = 5 credits
    • Attend MTWFA Professional Development Series Program
      • Number of credits will vary depending on program length
    • Attend Urban Forestry Today webinar or TREE Fund webinar
      • 1 credit per hour-long webinar
    • Attend educational programs hosted by:
      • Massachusetts Arborists Association
      • New England Chapter ISA
      • UMass Extension
    • Number of CEUs from approved organizations will vary depending on program length
    • Earn ISA or MCA arborist certification = fulfills 5-credit requirement for the year attained
    • Become TRAQ qualified (ISA) = fulfills 5-credit requirement for the year attained

Every 3 years, Qualified Tree Wardens will submit a form to MTWFA that show at least 15 CEUs earned (average of 5 credits per year) over the 3-year period.

Random audits may be conducted to verify CEU credits.