Tree Hazard Assessment Course with Integrated Assessment ( British Accredited LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection Qualification ) 2023

Class Dates

24-27 Oct 2023

30, 31 Oct,  1 and 2 Nov 2023


Course Aim:
The three-day course aims to provide specific tree inspection training at an advanced level for competent arboriculturists to enable them to identify defects from ground level. The course provides training in how to specify the necessary remedial works and record the inspection process. This would then form a part of a defensible system. At the end of the course candidates will undertake a competence-based assessment directly related to tree inspection. The course is not aimed at covering report writing; however, presentation of findings will be examined, and advice given.  Prospective trainees should be experienced and qualified arboriculturists with an in-depth knowledge of plant and arboricultural science, including a thorough knowledge of wood decaying fungi, identification and interpretation of signs and symptoms of ill health and structural failure across a wide range of tree species and circumstances. They should be thoroughly experienced in carrying out tree inspection and survey.”

Assessment Procedures:

Duration: 3 hours

1. A written test of 20 short-answer questions covering aspects of tree inspection

and tree inspector responsibilities. 40% of the overall mark.

2. Fungi identification test. 20% of the overall mark.

3. Two tree inspections. 40% of the overall mark.

Candidates are required to gain 70% overall as a pass mark and must score 70% for each of the two trees inspected and not miss an obvious defect.

Certificates of competence will be issued to those candidates who successfully complete the course and examination.

Those not reaching the standard will receive a report indicating their strengths and weaknesses with suggestions helping them reach the standard in the future.

All candidates will receive comprehensive written feedback indicating their strengths and weaknesses. Those not successful will receive further suggestions to help them reach the standard in the future.


This is a popular and highly intensive course. It is a level 3/5 course in the UK. The trainees should be experienced and qualified arborists. They should also have in-depth knowledge of plant and arboricultural science. The vast majority of the content is applicable to the arboricultural field worldwide. The legal aspects and fungi section will be adapted to remain applicable in Hong Kong.


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