Sign-Off Authority

Norland Nursery in Chilliwack-grower of Japanese Maples

(Previously Equivalency Status)

Who applies for Sign-Off Authority?

Steps to apply for the Arborist Technician Sign-Off Authority

  1. You must submit the ‘Application – Certificate Challenge’ and an ‘Employer Declaration’ and/or a ‘Statutory Declaration’.
    1. Download and read the Instructions.
    2. Download and complete the Application – Certification Challenge form.
    3. Download and complete an Employer Declaration of Work Experience or Statutory Declaration of Work Experience form for each employer you worked for in the arborist technician trade. The instructions will explain which form(s) you need.
  2. Provide supporting documentation of a minimum of 2,400 proven work based hours.
  3. There is no fee to apply.
  4. Send completed application forms to ITA, with all supporting documents.

Steps to apply for the Climbing Arborist Sign-Off Authority

  1. You must submit the ‘Application – Certificate Challenge’ and an ‘Employer Declaration’ and/or a ‘Statutory Declaration’.
    1. Download and read the Instructions.
    2. Download and complete the Application – Certification Challenge form.
    3. Download and complete an Employer Declaration of Work Experience or Statutory Declaration of Work Experience form for each employer you worked for in the climbing arborist trade. The instructions will explain which form(s) you need.
  2. Provide supporting documentation of a minimum of 2,700 proven work based hours.
  3. There is no fee to apply.
  4. Send completed application forms to ITA, with all supporting documents.

Steps to apply for the Red Seal Landscape Sign-Off Authority

  1. You must submit the ‘Application – Certificate Challenge’, and an ‘Employer Declaration’ and/or a ‘Statutory Declaration’
    1. Download and read the Instructions.
    2. Download and complete the Application – Certification Challenge form.
    3. Download and complete an Employer Declaration of Work Experience or Statutory Declaration of Work Experience form for each employer you worked for in the landscape trade. The instructions will explain which form(s) you need.
  2. Provide supporting documentation of a minimum of 9,720 proven work based hours
  3. Your CLT in Ornamental Maintenance plus one other module will count as 1,000 hours of work for Landscape Horticulturist challenge exam
  4. There is no fee to apply.
  5. Send completed application forms to ITA, with all supporting documents
Steps to apply for the Production Sign-Off Authority
  1. You must submit the ‘Application – Certificate Challenge, and an ‘Employer Declaration’ and/or a ‘Statutory Declaration’
    1. Download and read the Instructions.
    2. Download and complete the Application – Certification Challenge form.
    3. Download and complete an Employer Declaration of Work Experience or Statutory Declaration of Work Experience form for each employer you worked for in the production trade. The instructions will explain which form(s) you need.
  2. Provide supporting documentation of a minimum of 7,290 proven work based hours
  3. There is no fee to apply.
  4. Send completed application forms to ITA, with all supporting documents