MN Certified Tree Inspector Workshops

Registration Open for MN Certified Tree Inspector Workshops and Exams   

The MN Certified Tree Inspector program currently certifies over 800 Tree Inspectors around the state of Minnesota. This certification is a unique competency based program which indicates that certified individuals have proven proficiency on topics such as identifying and managing major pest and pathogen issues of shade trees, an understanding of best planting practices, and other arboricultural concepts.    

To become certified for the first time, applicants must pass the certification exam with a score of at least 70%. Certifications are maintained through the completion of six hours of continuing education credits each year. These CEUs can be obtained at multiple venues around the state, such as Shade Tree Short Course, MN Certified Tree Inspector Certification and Recertification Workshops, Rochester Arborist Workshop, Minnesota Society of Arboriculture Fall Conference, Northern Green, various pruning workshops, and a number of other topical trainings. 

We are currently accepting registrations for attendance to our New Certification Workshops coming this May. These workshops are designed to give attendees a thorough review of the material covered in the exam, which is administered at the end of the workshop.  

Additional information about the Tree Inspector program, study materials and registration links are all available on


2020 New Certification Workshops

Dates & Locations:
All workshops will run from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. The exam will begin no later than 2:00pm. 

May 1 - Elk River - Sherburne Government Center
May 7 - Oakdale - Oakdale Discovery Center
May 14 - Savage - McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center