Alternative CEU Resources

Many organizations offer online and alternative methods for earning ISA CEUs. If you are looking for a way to earn CEUs without leaving your desk, the following links will help. From recorded webinars to workbooks to interactive online learning centers, there are great CEU options for arborists limited by geography, schedule, or mobility. For more information from ISA on what qualifies for CEUs, click here

Podcasts from ISA

Sharpen your knowledge on arboriculture topics with ISA’s informative, entertaining and free podcasts! Check this site regularly to learn about new podcast episodes, which are all available to download or listen to online for free. You can also subscribe to the podcast to be notified by e-mail or your mobile device when a new episode is available.

Earn CEUs by listening to certain podcasts and taking their associated quizzes. Quizzes you purchase may be taken as many times as necessary until you earn a passing score. Please visit the ISA store to purchase a quiz.

There are six podcast series available here. Each series has a different flavor, but they are all educational and sure to entertain. Subscribe to all four of these great podcasts so you don’t miss a single episode!

Other Online CEU Opportunities


ISA Online Learning Center: The ISA Online Learning Center is your portal to learning and professional development in the field of arboriculture. Here, you will find training courses such as the Introduction to Arboriculture Interactive Series as well as new courses on a variety of topics. Learn more

The ISA Web Store offers several products eligible for CEUs. Learn more

ISA Arborist News Quizzes: Arborist News quizzes less than one-year old are available online for free to members online. Log On to the Member Section on the ISA Web Site here, then click the CEU QUIZ Option. This is available to ISA members only.


The American Society of Consulting Arborists offers several webinars covering topics such as “Tree Risk Assessment Reporting” and “Soils and Tree Management”. They often offer discounts to WCISA members, so keep an eye out for discount codes! Learn more


TREE Fund webinars bring you the latest in tree research, directly from the scientists themselves. These one-hour programs are free and offer 1 CEU credit from ISA, SAF or NALP. Webinars are ongoing – check the website for the next scheduled event.  Pre-registration is highly recommended; in doing so, you’ll receive a reminder email the day before the program. Learn more


TCIA is making it easy for you to train right from your desk via TCIA Webinars. Companies can now educate a large number of employees at once, reduce travel expenses, and maintain consistent levels of productivity by eliminating time out of the office.

UC Cooperative Extension Sacramento

UCCE Sac has provided us with an article and CEU quiz valued at 1 CEU each. Read the presentation and then take the free quiz! Quizzes are graded in the WCISA office, contact us if you have any questions. Fruit and Nut Tree Pruning for Arborists by Chuck Ingels Presentation and Quiz.

Backcountry Press Humboldt County

Backcountry Press offers several live and on-demand webinar classes in which ISA certified arborists can earn CEUs. We are an ISA certification holder and can fulfill Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements mandatory for maintaining credentialed status with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Our structured and measurable learning objectives include topics around forest pests, mycology, and vegetation patterns with more to come! These online classes all directly relate to the domains important to grow and continue to learn as an arborist.

ISA CEU’s are available for arborists for participation in webinar classes — our processing fee is $5 per 0.5 CEU. Learn More

The Society of American Foresters (SAF)

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) ForestEd website has a few webinars to earn ISA CEU, Learn More

The Urban & Community Forestry Society (UCFS, recently rebranded from the Society of Municipal Foresters) has a monthly webinar “Learning Series” that is free and earns 1 CEU, Learn More

Urban Forest Connections, has monthly webinar series hosted  by the USDA Forest Service, it's free and you can earn 1 CEU, Learn More

Urban Forestry Today has recorded webinars and some are worth 1 ISA CEU. Recorded webinars are usually free some might have some fee, Learn More

The University of Tennessee Urban Forestry Extension has a monthly webinar series that is free to register for and earns 1 CEU, Learn More

Know of something else? Email and we’ll add it to our listing!