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In an effort to make credit reporting easier, the MCA program has moved the MCA Recertification Tally Sheet online. 

Your RTS will be stored in our database for 3 years.

A total of 10 recertification credits are required annually. A minimum of 2 education credits and 2 safety credits are required. 

The 2022 Recertification Form is now closed.  Information on the reinstatement process can be found below on this page.

The audit of the 2022 recertification forms has now been completed.  Thank you to those of you who provided credit verification.

Are you retiring? 
If you are cutting back in your business and spending less than 10% of your time doing tree care, you may be eligible for MCA Retired Status.  Retired MCAs are no longer required to submit CEUs each year.


Have questions?


Tracking Credits

MCAs, feel free to use this Credit Tracking Worksheet to record credits as you earn them.  At the end of the year, you can quickly and easily transfer the information to the online form.  This form does not take the place of your recertification form and should not be submitted to the MAA office.  It is for your own personal use.


November 1

 Online Recertification form opens
 November 1 - February 15Recertification Forms collected along with membership dues or non-member fees. 
Annual MCA cards mailed weekly.
 February 16 - May 31 Lapsed MCAs reminders sent via email. $50 late fee applied. 
MCA cards mailed monthly.
 June 1 Lapsed MCAs sent final notification via US mail.
 September 1 Lapsed MCAs with no response to above outreach will be expired on September 1.


Reinstatement requests are reviewed by the MCA Committee.  A lapsed MCA will be considered for reinstatement only when the following criterion are met:

1. Less than 3 years have lapsed since the last recertification form submitted.

2.  A current recertification form has been received that indicates ANY / ALL credits earned in the intervening years since the last recertification form was submitted.  Use the "other credit" text boxes to include information and details.

3.  A letter of reinstatement request is sent, containing an explanation of the lapse (ie, medical, out of country, left industry).  Please send this letter to the certification coordinator, Carrie Martin.

4. Once reinstatement terms have been met above, and reinstatement is approved, $250 reinstatement fee will be collected.

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