Sunday, June 19, 2011

ISA HK --- QA System (Board Interview Amendment)

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Dear Station Members,

Please kindly note that an Amendment has been made to our Qualified Arborist (QA) System by installing an Examination Board Interview to ascertain the authenticity of the Arborist Report submitted by the candidate, & to test basic communication skill in English of the applicant. Further details of this requirement can be viewed at .

Please note that this requirement is executed with immediate effect. As no application of QA credential has been received so far, the amendment will not affect the fairness & integrity of the QA program. Since the major obstacle to apply to become a QA really rests with the lack of attendance of an ISA International Conference, we would expect the first lot of applications to come in after the Sydney Conference in July 2011.

Please note that ISA HK/China will use the QA System as an advancement of the Certified Arborist within our ISA territory of HK, Macau, Taiwan & China, together with the Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) ; & the Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA) credentials which are recognized internationally. The QA system aims at producing readable reports. We want our Arborists to advance to the international requirements of writing a legible Arborist Report.

Looking forward to your keen support of our QA system to continuously advancing our profession in our territory of HK, Macau, Taiwan & China.

best regards,

Sammy Au

President (Station Manager)
Registered Consulting Arborist no. RCA#497 (
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist / Certified Tree Worker no. HK-0174BT (
Independent Practicing Arborist no. IPA-010908 (

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