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Table of Contents

Training at ACRT...................................................................................................3

Customized Workshops .......................................................................................6

Basic Arborist .......................................................................................................7

Advanced Arborist ................................................................................................8

Line Clearance Arborist Certication....................................................................9

Electrical Hazard Training Certication...............................................................11

Electrical Hazard Recognition for Substation Grounds Maintenance


and Herbicide Applicators ..................................................................................12

Class Schedules .................................................................................................13

Workshop Registration .......................................................................................14

Manuals ..............................................................................................................15

Refund Policy .....................................................................................................17

Faculty and Administration.................................................................................18

Travel Assistance ................................................................................................19

Directions to ACRT .............................................................................................20

School Information .............................................................................................22

More Information ................................................................................................23

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Training at ACRT

What is ACRT Urban Forestry Training?


ACRT Urban Forestry Training provides entry-level through advanced arborist
classes, training and certications. So, if youre an employee at a line clearance
company, government agency, tree care company or even a municipality, then
ACRT Urban Forestry Training is for you.

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Training at ACRT

Why should I consider ACRT Urban


Forestry Training?
Arborist training is always a good career investment, as youll have the comfort
of knowing your job can never be outsourced. Youll also have a wider variety of
career advancement opportunities.

Training offered:

Basic Arborist

Advanced Arborist

Line Clearance Arborist Certication

Electrical Hazard Training Certication

Also offered:
Electrical Hazard Recognition for Substation Grounds Maintenance
and Herbicide Applicators course

Topics youll learn:


Climbing and aerial rescue Worksite management
Knot tying Storm repair
Basic tree biology and hazard And much more
tree identication

The largest licensed arboriculture vocational


training organization in North America.
ACRT Urban Forestry Training is a licensed proprietary center of learning,
operating internationally. Training is performed by an experienced and highly
qualied staff of full-time instructional, management and support personnel.

This brochure will explain all of the courses and certications ACRT offers.

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Training at ACRT

Additional benets of ACRT Urban


Forestry Training.
1. Training is hands-on.
At least 50% of all training you will receive is hands-on, in the eld, actually
performing the techniques and receiving evaluation and feedback from an
experienced professional. Class size (in the eld and classroom) is always
limited to small groups.

2. Only ACRT offers Line Clearance Arborist Certication.


ACRT is the premier trainer for line clearance techniques and safety in the
United States and is the only one to offer certications. If you are interested
in line clearance, there is no better place to goperiod.

3. Training is independent and unbiased.


Typically, training offered by equipment manufacturers is geared toward
increasing their sales. ACRT training is unbiased and focuses on
increasing your skills, regardless of the type of equipment you use. You
will also get unbiased advice and recommendations from people with
real-world experience.

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Customized Workshops

How is ACRT Urban Forestry Training set up?


ACRT offers two different training formats, depending on your needs and budget.

1. Training at your location: 2. Training at ACRT:


The recommended option because Classes are regularly scheduled
your trainer will put together a throughout the year at our Ohio
complete program, based on your headquarters. This is a cost-effective
skill level and learning needsright way for individuals or small groups
at your location. Training is hands-on. to receive great hands-on training
with a professional instructor.

Customized Workshops:
Chainsaw safety
Pruning
Rigging, basic and advanced
Cabling and bracing
More options available
upon request

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Basic Arborist

What is the Basic Arborist course?


Basic Arborist
5-day workshopNo fewer than 40 hours, 40 ISA CEUs.
This course is designed for individuals who seek professional tree care training
and/or instruction on climbing with a rope and saddle. Class size is limited to 12.
Instruction is both hands-on and in the classroom.

Prerequisites: What you will receive:


Physical ability to climb using rope ACRT certicate of completion
and saddle ACRTs Working In Trees textbook
Minimal fear of heights Winter or Summer Tree Finder Guides
Ability and willingness to follow ANSI Z133 Tree Trimming
directions Safety Standards
Willingness to work outdoors in Equipment and gear to use
all weather during the training
Must be drug- and alcohol-free A pass/fail grade
during training

What you will learn:


Basic tree function, structure and
growth patterns
Basic tree identication
Eight common knots used in tree care
To climb to a height of at least 20'
How to complete a work-skills climb
in the eld
Basic limb walking
Tree removal techniques
Current ANSI Standards
To use chainsaws safely
To complete a safe aerial rescue

Cost: $870*
*At Akron headquarters only. Please call for on-site class cost.

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Advanced Arborist

What is the Advanced Arborist course?


Advanced Arborist
5-day workshopNo fewer than 40 hours, 40 ISA CEUs.
This course is for those who have completed ACRTs Basic Arborist course or
who have at least two years of on-the-job experience and some formal training.
Class size is limited to 12. Instruction is both hands-on and in the classroom.

Prerequisites: What you will receive:


Ability to climb to 20' with rope and ACRT certicate of completion
saddle ACRTs Working In Trees textbook,
Ability to tie at least four basic knots complete with current ANSI Standards
Know and practice safe chainsaw booklet
techniques ANSI A300 Pruning Standards
Some tree removal experience Sample forms that may be used for
Some limb walking experience copying
Basic knowledge of current ANSI 40 ISA CEUs, if requested
Standards A pass/fail grade

What you will learn:


Current ANSI Standards
Compartmentalization Theory of
Decay in Trees (CODIT)
To develop and present safety meetings
How to select appropriate tree species
for specic sites
Proper planting techniques
Roping, rigging and zip lining
How to handle storm damage recovery
How to use a tree crane for removal
How to conduct safe aerial rescue training
How to create a tree appraisal report
How to complete a hazard tree rating
Basic supervisory and interpersonal skills
The basics of pest and disease diagnosis
How to use ascenders, split-tail climbing
systems, cambium savers and false
crotches

Cost: $870*
*At Akron headquarters only. Please call for on-site class cost.

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Line Clearance Arborist Certication

What is the Line Clearance Arborist


Certication workshop?
Line Clearance Arborist Certication
5-day workshopNo fewer than 40 hours, 40 ISA CEUs.
This workshop is the only national line clearance certication program and the
premier training program for line clearance techniques and safety in the U.S.
Successful completion of this course satises OSHAs electrical safety training
requirement for employers and employees.

Its designed for the tree worker whose person, tree or equipment comes within
the 10' safety zone around energized wires.

ACRT certication as a Line Clearance Arborist or Line Clearance Arborist


Trainee is issued upon satisfactory completion of the course.

Prerequisites: What you will learn:


Two years of experience as a To work safely in proximity to
tree trimmer energized lines
Ability to tie at least four basic knots Tree growth patterns
Basic knowledge of ANSI Z133 How a tree can be damaged and
Safety Standards how to care for damaged trees
Some knowledge of safe chainsaw The concept of directional pruning
techniques on the ground and in Current ANSI Z133 Tree Trimming
the tree Safety Standards
Proof of CPR and rst-aid training Basic tree identication criteria
Correct use of a chainsaw
How to perform a safe aerial rescue
Common knots used in tree care

Continued on next page.

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Line Clearance Arborist Certication

What is the Line Clearance Arborist


Certication workshop? (Continued)
To pass, you must: What you will receive:
Perform a safe aerial rescue by the end of ACRT one-year certication as a Line
the class (manual or using an aerial lift) Clearance Arborist
Perform a successful work skills climb or ACRTs Line Clearance Arboriculture
work skills test using an aerial lift textbook
Tie 10 common knots used in tree care Current ANSI Standards booklet
Demonstrate correct pruning techniques Hardhat decal for line clearance training
in proximity to electrical hazards Wallet identication card for line
Pass a general knowledge classroom test clearance training
Pass a tree identication test

Cost: $870*

Note: ACRT Line Clearance Arborist Certification is valid for one year from date of issue.
Certification can be renewed without taking an additional course. Call ACRT for details on renewal.

*At Akron headquarters only. Please call for on-site class cost.

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Electrical Hazard Training Certication

What is the Electrical Hazard


Certication workshop?
Electrical Hazard Training Certication
2-day workshopNo fewer than 16 hours, 16 ISA CEUs.
This course is offered by request. Its a presentation conducted by ACRT at our
headquarters or your location. It satises the requirements of OSHA 1910.331
and is designed for municipal, urban forestry or other tree care employees
(whose work requires a 10-foot safety zone around energized wires).

This course is not for tree trimmers who perform line clearance tree trimming,
tree removal in proximity to wires or brush reclearing.

Prerequisites: To pass, you must:


Ability to climb to 20' with a rope and Pass tests at the end of each chapter
saddle or one year of experience in Perform a safe aerial rescue
working from an aerial lift truck
Proof of CPR and rst-aid training What you will receive:
Electrical Hazard Training one-year
What you will learn: certication
To identify electrical hazards ACRTs Electrical Hazard Training
The concept of directional pruning textbook
Current requirements of the latest ANSI Z133 Tree Trimming Safety
ANSI Standards Standards
To identify typical electric hardware Wallet identication card for
and construction electrical hazard training
Correct use of a chainsaw on
the ground and aloft
To tie 10 common knots used in
tree care
Correct pruning techniques in
proximity to electrical hazards

Cost: Call for cost

Note: ACRT Electrical Hazard Training Certification is valid for one year from date of issue.
Certification can be renewed without taking an additional course. Call ACRT for details on renewal.

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Electrical Hazard Recognition for Substation Grounds Maintenance
and Herbicide Applicators

What is the Electrical Hazard Recognition for


Substation Grounds Maintenance and Herbicide
Applicators workshop?
Electrical Hazard Recognition for Substation Grounds
Maintenance and Herbicide Applicators
No fewer than 16 hours, 16 ISA CEUs.
This instruction is designed for substation workers and substation grounds
maintenance personnel. Safety training is specically designed for their job
requirements, and its offered by home study or by request only.

Prerequisites: To pass, you must:


Pesticide applicators license Pass tests at the end of each chapter
Proof of CPR and rst-aid training
What you will receive:
What you will learn: ACRT one-year certication
The nature of electricity and the effects ACRTs Electrical Hazard Recognition
of electrical shock for Substation Grounds Maintenance
How a substation functions and Herbicide Applicators textbook,
The electrical hazards in substations which includes tests
Safety requirements in ANSI Z133 16 hours of CEUs, if requested
To recognize typical electric hardware
located in a substation
Safe work practices in proximity to
a substation
Proper use of pesticides in substations
Rescue procedures

Cost: Call for cost

Note: ACRT EHR for Substation Grounds Maintenance and Herbicide Applicators Certification
is valid for one year from date of issue. Certification can be renewed without taking an additional
course. Call ACRT for details on renewal.

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Class Schedules

Five-Day Workshops
2017 2018

April 37 April 1620


Line Clearance July 2428 July 2327
Arborist Certication
Oct. 26 Oct. 15

March 2731 April 913

Basic Arborist July 1721 July 1620

Sept. 2529 Sept. 2428

Advanced Arborist Call for details

Electrical Hazard
Call for details
Training Certication

$50 registration fee for all classes, balance due 10 days before class.

Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Purchase Order.

You will have study assignments each evening. If this creates a problem,
just have your employer contact ACRT.

ACRT has no placement program.

If your behavior is deemed unacceptable, you can be dismissed


at the discretion of the director.

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Workshop Registration

How do I register for ACRT Urban Forestry


courses and workshops?
Just simply call us, and we will send you a
formal registration packet. We do require a
written registration and your registration fee to
reserve class space. Your registration fee will
be applied to the course tuition. You will then
receive a conrmation letter.

Full tuition for the class is due 10 days prior


to start of the class. Enrollment may be
canceled, provided ACRT is notied in writing
of the cancellation. (See Ohio Board of Career
Colleges and Schools 3332-1-10-1 Uniform
Refund Policy.) Refunds are made no later than
30 days after cancellation.

Classes are subject to cancellation without prior notice.

To request your packet, please contact us as follows:


Toll-free: 800-622-2562, Ext. 240
Phone: 330-945-7500, Ext. 240
Fax: 330-945-7200
Email: Lois-T@acrtinc.com
Website: www.acrtinc.com/training

ACRT Urban Forestry Training


1333 Home Avenue
Akron, OH 44310

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Manuals

Line Clearance Arboriculture


There are 13 chapters, approximately 260 pages. Includes ANSI Z133.
Hundreds of professional drawings and color photography.
Chapters:
Safety Standards for Arborists
Electricity and Electrical Systems
Electrical Hardware Recognition
Recognizing Electrical Hazards
Aerial Rescue
Basic Tree Biology
Pruning Principles
Line Clearance Tree Pruning
Line Clearance Work Practices
Storm Restoration
Tree Removal
Ropes, Knots and Climbing
Chainsaw Use, Safety and Maintenance

Cost: $129 + shipping and handling

Electrical Hazard Training


There are six chapters, approximately 149 pages; test for each chapter
is included. Hundreds of professional drawings and color photography.
Includes ANSI Z133.

Chapters:
Safety Standards for Arborists
Electricity and Electrical Systems
Electrical Hardware Recognition
Intro to Recognizing Electrical Hazards
Pruning Principles
Aerial Rescue

Cost: $85 + shipping and handling

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Manuals

Working In Trees
There are 24 chapters, more than 300 pages. Includes ANSI Standards booklet.
Easy to read, with step-by-step instructions. Hundreds of graphics.
Chapters:
Introduction to Tree Care
Safety Standards for Arborists
Terminology
Basic Tree Biology
Hazard Trees
Arborist Ropes and Knots
Chainsaw Safety, Use and Maintenance
Stretching and Lifting
Arborist Equipment
Chipper Safety and Use
Preparation of the Worksite
Recognizing Electrical Hazards
Introduction to Tree Pruning
Aerial Lift Bucket Truck Operations
Introduction to Climbing
Aerial Rescue
Roping and Rigging
Stump Grinder Safety and Maintenance

Cost: $85 + shipping and handling

ACRT Policy on Training Materials


ACRT will replace defective merchandise or merchandise sent to you in error.
Otherwise, all sales are nal. Any product that is accepted for return must be in
new condition. No opened CDs, videos or software can be returned unless they
are defective. Proof of purchase is always required.

Standard shipping is UPS ground. You may select faster shipping by paying the
increase in cost. Allow up to two weeks for delivery.

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Refund Policy

Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools


3332-1-10-1 Uniform Refund Policy
If the student is not accepted into the training program, all monies paid by
the student shall be refunded. Refunds for books, supplies and consumable
fees shall be made in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code section
3332-1-10-1. There is one (1) academic term for this program that is 40
clock hours in length. Refunds for tuition and refundable fees shall be
made in accordance with the following provisions as established by Ohio
Administrative Code section 3332-1-10-1:

1) A student who withdraws before the rst class and after the ve-day
cancellation period shall be obligated for the registration fee.

2) A student who starts class and withdraws before the academic term is
15% completed will be obligated for 25% of the tuition and refundable
fees plus the registration fee.

3) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term
is 15% complete but before the academic term is 25% completed
will be obligated for 50% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the
registration fee.

4) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is
25% complete but before the academic term is 40% completed will
be obligated for 75% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the
registration fee.

5) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is
40% completed will not be entitled to a refund of the tuition and fees.

The school shall make the appropriate refund within 30 days of the date
the school is able to determine that a student has withdrawn or has been
terminated from a program. Refunds shall be based upon the last date of
a students attendance or participation in an academic school activity.

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Faculty and Administration

Meet Your Faculty and Administrators


Keith Norton, Manager and Senior Training Instructor
With over 30 years of experience, Keith Norton has been involved in nearly
every aspect of the tree and utility vegetation management industries. From
owning and operating his own tree service business to serving as a utility
forester and pursuing industry certications and ongoing training, Nortons
experiences have served him well. He is a specialist in OSHA, ANSI and WAC
standards as they apply to the tree care industry. Throughout his tenure, Keith
has inuenced thousands of students and arborists who have taken his classes
and gone on to become successful industry professionals.

Lois Tennant, Director of ACRT Urban Forestry Training


Lois Tennant is ACRTs Training Coordinator. She is responsible for planning,
scheduling and coordinating all ACRT training classes and workshops. She is
your direct contact and will always ensure that you have the materials you need
to succeed in our rigorous training programs.

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Travel Assistance

Hotels Near ACRT Headquarters


These are the hotels that are closest to ACRT Headquarters (where some
of your training may be). Please book your own reservations and be sure to
conrm your course reservation before nalizing your plans. Classes may
be canceled and your travel expenses are not refundable.

ACRT has no afliation with these properties.

Within 1 mile Within 14 miles


(OH-43 Exit #33 off I-76)
Country Inn & Suites
1420 Main Street Days Inn Kent/Akron
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 4422 Edson Road
330-926-1233 1-76 & State Route 43
Kent, OH 44240-6938
Within 8 miles 1-800-329-7466 330-677-9400
(on Route 8, Ohio Turnpike Exit #180) Hampton Inn Kent/Akron
Clarion Inn & Conference Center 4406 State Route 43
240 E. Hines Hill Road Kent, OH 44240
Hudson, OH 44236 1-800-HAMPTON 330-673-8555
1-877-233-4885 330-653-9191 Holiday Inn Express
1215 Sanctuary View Drive
Within 10 miles Kent, OH 44240
(Arlington Road Exit #120 off I-77) 330-673-9200

Comfort Inn Akron Comfort Inn & Suites


2873 South Arlington Road 4423 State Route 43
Akron, OH 44312 Kent, OH 44240
1-877-424-6423 330-645-1100 330-673-1888

Hampton Inn Akron South Super 8


3235 South Arlington Road 4380 Edson Road
Akron, OH 44312 Kent, OH 44240
1-800-HAMPTON 330-644-6575 330-678-8817

Quality Inn & Conference Center


2940 Chenoweth Road
Akron, OH 44312
1-877-424-6423 330-644-7126
Red Roof Inn
2939 South Arlington Road
Akron, OH 44312
1-800-REDROOF 330-644-7748

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Directions to ACRT

How to Find ACRT Headquarters


ACRT Incorporated
1333 Home Avenue
Akron, OH 44310
TF 800-622-2562, Ext. 240

From the South:


From Arlington Road area or Akron/Canton Airport (about 40 minutes)
Take I-77 north to Ohio Route 8 north toward Cuyahoga Falls
Take Route 8 to the Tallmadge Road exit and turn right off the exit
Turn left at the fth trafc signal onto Home Avenue
Turn right at the rst trafc signal onto Moe Drive and then right
into the rst driveway (watch for the ACRT sign)

From Columbus or other points South:


Route 71 north to Route 76 east (about 2 hours)
Route 76 east to Route 8 north (about 30 minutes)
Take Route 8 to the Tallmadge Rd exit and turn right off the exit
Turn left at the fth trafc signal onto Home Avenue
Turn right at the rst trafc signal onto Moe Drive and then right into
the rst driveway (watch for the ACRT sign)

From the North:


From Cleveland Airport (about 45 minutes to ACRT)
Take Snow Road south to I-71 south
I-71 south to the Ohio Turnpike East (toward Youngstown)
Exit 180/12 from the Turnpike (Route 8 south)
Continue on Route 8 south to the Howe Road exit (in Cuyahoga Falls)
and turn left off the exit
Turn right at the rst trafc signal onto Main Street (Main Street becomes Home Avenue)
At the fourth trafc light, turn left onto Moe Drive. ACRT is on the corner of
Moe Drive and Home Avenue and the entrance driveway is on Moe Drive

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Directions to ACRT

From the Ohio Turnpike:


Exit 180/12 from the Turnpike (Route 8 south)
Continue on Route 8 south to the Howe Road exit (in Cuyahoga Falls)
and turn left off the exit
Turn right at the rst trafc signal onto Main Street
(Main becomes Home Avenue)
At the fourth trafc light, turn left onto Moe Drive. ACRT is on the corner
of Moe Drive and Home Avenue and the entrance driveway is on Moe Drive

From New York and the Northeast:


Route 90 to Ohio 271 south
271 south to Route 8 south
Route 8 south to Howe Road exit and turn left off the exit
Turn right at the rst trafc light onto Main Street (becomes Home Avenue)
At the fourth trafc light, turn left onto Moe Drive. ACRT is on the corner of
Moe Drive and Home Avenue and the entrance driveway is on Moe Drive

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:


The PA turnpike becomes Ohio I-80
Follow I-80 until it splits off to the north to become the Ohio Turnpike.
Do not get on the Ohio Turnpike. Follow the signs for I-76 west toward Akron
Continue on I-76 west to the Route 8 north exit (toward Cuyahoga Falls)
Exit Route 8 at Howe Road, turning right off the exit
Turn right at the rst trafc light onto Main Street (becomes Home Avenue)
At the fourth trafc light, turn left onto Moe Drive. ACRT is on the corner of Moe
Drive and Home Avenue and the entrance driveway is on Moe Drive

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School Information

School Information
ACRT Urban Forestry Training is
registered with the State of Ohio State
Career Colleges and Schools.

Registration No. 03-07-1677

Problems or complaints regarding


ACRT Training may be addressed to:

ACRT Urban Forestry Training School Holidays


1333 Home Avenue New Years Day
Akron, OH 44310 Memorial Day
800-622-2562 Independence Day
Labor Day
Ohio Board of Career Colleges Thanksgiving Day
and Schools Christmas Day
Executive Director
30 East Broad Street
Suite 2481
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
614-466-2752
877-275-4219

Classes are subject to cancellation without prior notice.

Published in 2017.

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For More Information

We hope training means as much to you


as it means to us.
At ACRT, we believe training is our responsibility. Its one of our core
competencies and we place the highest value on sharing our knowledge.

Our highly trained and educated employees have years of accrued


knowledge and expertise that theyre ready to share with you. All you
have to do is sign up for ACRT Urban Forestry Training.

For more information, call (800) 622-2562 ext. 240


or visit www.ACRTinc.com/training.

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ACRT Urban Forestry Training
1333 Home Avenue
Akron, OH 44310
800-622-2562 x240

www.ACRTinc.com/training

Copyright ACRT Inc., All Rights Reserved.

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