CEU and CIC Information

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) grants Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for educational events like the ISU Shade Tree Short Course.  In 2024, most general session and workshop presentations qualify for ISA CEU’s and they are clearly identified by amount and category of credit using the following codes:

A = Certified Arborist
T = Tree Climber
U = Utility Specialist
M = Municipal Specialist
Bs/m/p = Board Certified Master Arborist (science, management, or practice)

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) establishes, maintains, and enforces standards for evaluating professional development and continuing education programs for landscape architects.  And once again in 2024, the ISU Shade Tree Short Course is pleased to partner with the Iowa ASLA Chapter in offering LA CES approved courses.  Approved courses will be identified as meeting (or not meeting) the LA CES standard of health, safety, and welfare subject matter:


Pesticide Applicator CIC’s
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) approves Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Credit (CIC’s) for educational events like the ISU Shade Tree Short Course.  In 2024, a select number of workshops have qualified for Pesticide Applicator CIC’s for categories 2, 3O, and 3OT and they are identified with an asterisk (*):

*Qualifying Pesticide Applicator Workshops
*Required Pesticide Applicator Workshop

To Recertify in Category Applicator Must Attend
2 or 3O Workshop C-7 or G-7
One other “Pest Management” workshop
3OT Workshop C-7 or G-7
Workshop B-7 or E-3
One other “Pest Management” workshop

Pest Management Workshops:
A-4 or C-5 The Periodical Cicada is Coming. Do Not Miss this Unique Entomological Experience (Miller)

A-5 or D-5 Diagnosing Health Problems of Woody Plants (Schumm, Zaworski, and Vitosh)

A-6 or B-4 The Spongy Moth Battle Didn’t Go Well for Iowa in 2022 (Pruisner and Kintner)

B-3 or C-4 Securing Your Pesticide and Equipment Loads on Trailers (Whitford)

B-7 or E-3 A Calendar Approach to Turfgrass Management (Thoms)
(required for category 3OT)

C-7 or G-7 Continuing Instruction Course for Pesticide Applicators (Alderman)
(required for categories 2, 3O, and 3OT)

D-3 or F-3 The Challenge of Managing Scales: Are They Really Insects? (Miller)

E-2 or F-2 Celebrating Nature’s Guardians: Beneficial Insects in Our Trees (Wainwright-Evans)

F-4 or G-3 Plant Growth Regulators and Drought Resiliency (Kantola)