In an effort to make credit reporting easier the MCA program is moving the MCA Recertification Tally Sheet online for 2020.

All credits should be reported online using the recertification form linked below.  Your RTS will be stored directly in the MCA database. 

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

Some credit values have changed from prior years in an effort to simplify calculations.  In the case where the values granted for events held earlier in the year differ, the higher credit value will be honored

You may open the Recertification Tally Sheet form at any time to review the format.  However, please plan to complete and submit your RTS in one session, as you will not be able to save entries and return to complete the form later. 

Feel free to download this credit tracking worksheet for your use during the year.  At the end of the year, please enter the information from your worksheet into the online system.

Your RTS submission will be sent directly to the MAA Office and you will receive a confirmation email.  If you would like a copy of your completed RTS emailed to you, please request this by emailing [email protected].

As of February 22, 2021, a $50 late fee now applies to submission of your 2020 recertification form.

Login requirements have been temporarily removed from the Member Recertification form to allow our members to meet the recertification deadline.    Note that if you still owe 2021 member dues, you will be alerted and billed separately.  


*a $75 fee applies to non-member recertification.  Please have a credit card ready.


Organizations Approved for Credit

The following Green Industry institutions / associations are approved to grant MCA credit.  

Arboreta (ie, Arnold Arboretum)

Botanical Societies

Horticultural Societies

Land Grant Universities

State or Community Colleges

State / Regional Cooperative Extension Systems

State / Regional / National Allied Green Industry Trade Associations (ie, ISA, OSHA)

2020 MCA Examining Committee

Brandon Maltby, MCA, Chair
Rachel Brinkman, MCA
Bruce Duffy, MCA
Keith Bernard, MCA
Max Ford Diamond, MCA, Past Chair


The MCA recertification system is an evolving system.  We welcome your input.  Please direct questions or comments to:

Carrie Martin, Certification Manager
Massachusetts Arborists Association
67 West Street
Medfield, MA 02052
[email protected]