Credit Opportunities

In addition to upcoming MAA events, the following are industry courses and events that have been approved for MCA Credit:

Roots, Soils, Pruning (pre-registration required)
March 27, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Garden Continuum
2 MCA Education credits

OSHA 10-hour Course
March 20-21, 2019
Snow date, Friday March 22
The Garden Continuum
2 MCA Safety Credits

Upcoming UMASS Extension Courses:  (click link to register):

Sponsoring Organization Name of Event Dates Hours Location Instructor(s) Please provide a brief description of the event. MCA Credits Type
UMass Extension Ticks and Tick-Associated Diseases Conference 4/24/19 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA Dr. Steve Rich, various Any professionals working in outdoor environments run the risk of encountering, being bitten by, and contracting a tick-associated disease from multiple tick species in Massachusetts. Learn about what is currently known about tick and tick-associated diseases in MA and surrounding states, habitat and winter survival of ticks, personal protection, and the management of ticks in landscapes. 2 Safety
UMass Extension Landscape and Turf Weed Topics – You Pick! 6/25/19 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Radisson Hotel, Chelmsford, MA Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist Landscape and turf professionals commonly seek information about the latest and most effective best management practices for the pests they encounter. For this special topics session, attendees can submit weed related topics they would like to have discussed (ex. the management of a challenging weed, a new herbicide product, cultural practices, etc). 1 Education
UMass Extension Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Disease Workshop 9/14/19 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Fernald Hall, UMass Amherst Nick Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist Participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs, such as leaf spots, needle casts, root rot, stem cankers, rusts, anthracnose and more. Lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus and a microscope lab. 2 Education
UMass Extension The Impacts and Costs of Invasive Insects: Part 1 of Invasive Insect Certification Program 10/17/19 9:00 am - 2:30 pm The Publick House, Sturbridge, MA Tawny Simisky This 3-day program looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects; state and federal regulations; invasive forest and agricultural insects in MA; warnings about potential newcomers; and management strategies. 1 Education
UMass Extension Invasive Forest and Agricultural Insects in Massachusetts: Current and Future: Part 2 of Invasive Insect Certification Program 10/31/19 9:00 am - 2:30 pm The Publick House, Sturbridge, MA Tawny Simisky This 3-day program looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects; state and federal regulations; invasive forest and agricultural insects in MA; warnings about potential newcomers; and management strategies. 1 Education
UMass Extension Management of Invasive Forest and Landscape Insect Pests: Part 3 of Invasive Insect Certification Program 11/14/19 9:00 am - 2:30 pm The Publick House, Sturbridge, MA Tawny Simisky This 3-day program looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects; state and federal regulations; invasive forest and agricultural insects in MA; warnings about potential newcomers; and management strategies. 1 Education
UMass Extension Ornamental Tree and Shrub ID and Insect Walk 6/12/19 2:00 - 4:00 pm Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA Mandy Bayer and Tawny Simisky Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist, and Mandy Bayer, Extension Assistant Professor at UMass Amherst, for a walk around the grounds at Tower Hill. This will be the perfect time of year to focus on identifying trees and shrubs with particular seasonal interest as well as insect pests that are active, to either prepare for one of the exams or to expand your palette of offerings for your clients, while also scouting for potential insect problems. 0.5 Education

 

Ongoing:  Urban Forestry Webinars sponsored by UMass and MTWFA. 
You can watch these webinars live or view the archived webinars at any time.
Earn 0.5 MCA credits per webinar.

View the webcasts here:  URBAN FORESTRY TODAY

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to earn credits with these popular webinars.

Note: it is impossible to list all opportunities.  MCAs are encouraged to check the websites of allied organizations.  Some allied organizations are linked below.  

MA Department of Conservation & Recreation
MA Tree Wardens and Foresters Association
New England ISA
Arnold Arboretum

If you are sponsoring an event that you'd like approved for credit, please review the information about CEU requests.