All I'm saying is, don't just bash what it is. If you have issues or ideas, put them where people can do something about them.
Been doing that for years, bud. As a non-profit, she SHOULD be working her butt off at her job. After all, it is her JOB.
And as I wrote: These are my opinions, don't like them ignore them. I am not forcing you to read my posts.
Here is another example; guy gets his cert. lets it expire, but continues to place logos on all his advertising.
I have spoken with the lady in enforcement. Her take on it is she can only ask or send letters. In extreme cases she has certain legal options she can take.
Fact is, compliance is voluntary.
Here is another example;
Ever read the Journal of Arboriculture? MOST of the information comes from a higher learning institution, such as a university. NOT from the ISA or from arborists in the field.
Makes ya think about weather or not the isa is taken seriously by established learning institutions...
Here is another example: Ever heard of an isa arborist workshop? I haven't either. Just 'seminars' at the isa show.
I would like to see some reciprocity between the isa cert. and a four year degree, for example.
Also greater compliance between ASCA & the ISA. And why not TCIA? Must be some bad blood there, I don't know.
What I predict is that over time the ISA cert. will be continually watered down until it becomes outdated.
Passed over by other institutions and organizations. The BCMA is a great example of not much for ALOT of dues and CEU costs.
I have no problem with more advanced certs. But to create one with no recognition of ANY other learning institution stinks of...... just plain old revenue enhancement. NOT striving to improve our field of arboriculture .
It is sad, because the fact is, the isa has done so much. But there is so much more to do.
-Asleep at the wheel
I'm done, back to my hollow log I call home.