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Old 02-15-2014, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by easy-lift guy View Post
Actually that is a personal business decision that only the OP can make...
My implication was that spending that money on a degree here would be fool hearty here, but perhaps things are different 90 miles east where the OP lives. Business is all about ROI, there's nothing personal about math.

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Originally Posted by easy-lift guy View Post
...Stating that spending $20k on a degree would be fool hearty is really inaccurate considering the fact that most Certified Arborist are in fact college educated with degrees...
Inaccurate? What's your source? I have been to college, but I don't have a degree. I was one of the youngest CAs in the Southern Chapter, and one of 40 something in MS. There are a plethora of people becoming an ISA CA, so the ISA has came out with more certifications. The ISA is a business, one of their goals is making money. Being college educated can substitute for experience on their requirements.


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...The shear amount of information necessary to become a Certified Arborist requires far more than taking an ISA test...
No, becoming an ISA CA exactly requires passing their CA test. That's it.
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