Become a Certified Treecare Safety Professional

TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program is the only safety credentialing program in the industry and is designed to address several of the safety challenges that tree care companies face.

Partake in our Pre-Conference CTSP Program before attending the 2019 TCI EXPO!

When: Nov. 5 & 6 
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
*Lunch will not be provided*

Contact a CTSP Staff Member



A CTSP does more than simply educate a team in safe work practices. As a safety “coach,” a CTSP works to develop and nurture a safe work environment in four key areas:

  • Leadership
  • Hazard identification
  • Incident control and prevention
  • Adult learning

This program provides you with a well-rounded education in safety concepts, plus the tools needed to effectively communicate on the job site.

The CTSP Process

  1. Enroll
    Review the eligibility requirements, then call TCIA’s CTSP staff at 800-733-2622 or email them at to get started.
  2. Prepare
    Once enrolled, you will receive the CTSP Study Guide with Critical Thinking Exercises. Complete this and submit it to TCIA for review.
  3. Participate
    Attendance at the Advanced Safety/Behavioral Workshop covers teaching safety concepts to your crew and helps you develop a coaching style based on your company’s specific needs. Workshops are held throughout the year and in locations nationwide.
  4. Certify
    On the last day of the workshop you can take the CTSP exam. Need more time? Visit an approved proctored testing site near you.
  5. Engage!
    Guide your crews to engage in the safety culture you create.