Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ISA HK/China --- Displaying your ISA Credentials (展示您的 ISA 树艺牌照)

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每一位已经考获 ISA 樹艺牌照的人, 隨著成绩通知书的信件里, 都会同時送上相关的牌照襟章, 可以如附图所示來作出公众展示。

展示您的牌照是一種荣誉。 在香港的 "注冊树艺师" (CA) 过去9年的考试当中, 平均合格率只是 50 % 左右, 而 "注册攀树师" (CTW) 的合格率更是少得可怜, 平均只有 10 % 左右, 这比坊间一些类似的训练的 80+ % 合格率为低很多, 也就证明了 ISA 牌照的专业性。

我们有些人口中满是说如何的支持 ISA 树艺在大中华地区大力发展, 但本分会长从未见过此些人等在其身上穿戴 ISA 樹艺牌照來作出实质行动, 有些的所谓积极分子, 什至乎把自己的名字在 ISA 牌照网站中也隐藏起來, 这又是为了什么呢? 真是百看不得其解?

考获 ISA 牌照是來之不易, 展示它除了是一種光荣, 也证明了持牌人是属于了樹艺专业。 如果工作上不便配戴, 工余时间可以把它钉到便服上來公之于世, 來宣传自己的专业。 本分会长是连睡觉的时候也把它穿在身上, 很多的攀树人员也把它作为一种肩章來展示。

本分会冀望越來越多的 ISA 持牌人能公开的展示他的牌照, 也寄望此牌照能尽快的普遍出现在香港以外的大中华地区。


国际树木学会 中华地区分会 会长 暨 创办人


美洲顾问树艺师学会 顾问树艺师号 RCA#497 ( )

澳洲顾问树艺师学会 顾问树艺师号 ACM 0412011 ( )

资深树艺师/注册攀树师号 HK-0174BT ( )

执业树艺师号 IPA-010908 ( )

专业调解及谈判学会 注册调解员号 CM-0044 ( )

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Dear Station Members,

While ISA Credentials have grown from just 1 no. of that of the Station Manager (SM) Sammy Au in 2004 in our territory, to the now 900+ no. in 2013, ISA HK/China is encouraging our Station Members who hold the credentials to display their badges whenever they can, so that the Arborist Profession & ISA can be better promoted in our territory of HK, Macau, Taiwan & China. Attached are some living examples.

It is not easy to earn an ISA Credential. Anyone obtaining it would probably agree to this. The average passing rate of the Certified Arborist (CA) exam in HK is around 50%, & the Certified Tree Worker is about 10%. This is low if compared to similar local training for their own credential/qualification, which would normally have a 80+% passing rate. This is showing that ISA Credentials are professional enough to get.

ISA Credentials are also now spreading from the English speaking HK, to the Mandarin speaking Taiwan & China. The SM is spearheading this with relentless efforts over the years, & results are emerging in both places. Taiwan is likely to take the first lot of CA exam this year, & China candidates have already come down to HK to take it several years ago. ISA HK/China is continuously promoting the ISA Credentials within our vast territory with evidence of success.

Some Station Members may say that patching ISA badges on their clothes for work may be inappropriate, but then how about showing them in their casuals during day off ? At present, besides the SM who wears the ISA badges everywhere for work & rest, he has seen only the tree climbers in HK doing the same. Hardly anyone else wear it on any basis, including those who constantly say that they are in keen support to make ISA stronger & better in HK. Some even hide their names in the display column of ISA Credential website. We wonder why?

For whatsoever reason, ISA HK/China feels it is an honour to display the ISA Credentials, rather than hiding them. After all, what's wrong to show if you are genuinely supporting ISA & are in the profession? ISA HK/China therefore would like to see everyone coming in to our seminars & training, to wear their ISA Credentials, & we normally run these events outside working hours anyway. Please therefore support.

Lets see more of us showing the support for ISA Credentials in our territory with action, & not just long words. Displaying the ISA Credentials may be the first step.

best regards,

Sammy Au

Founding President (Station Manager) of ISA HK/China ( )

Registered Consulting Arborist no. RCA#497 ( )

Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists Accredited Member no. ACM 0412011 ( )

ISA Board Certified Master Arborist / Certified Tree Worker no. HK-0174BT ( )

Independent Practicing Arborist no. IPA-010908 ( )

Society of Certified Mediators and Negotiators Certified Mediator no. CM-0044 ( )

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