Apprentice Resources for Technical Training & Exams


Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Apprentices

Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship – 2012

(Apprentices who have completed one or more levels of technical training before September 2018, old standard)

Technical Training Manuals:

Level 1 Technical training under the old standard has been phased out. Level 1 Technical training is now under the “Harmonized” standard below.

Landscape Horticulturist Apprentice Manual – Level 2

Landscape Horticulturist Apprentice Manual – Level 3

Landscape Horticulturist Apprentice Manual – Level 4

Technical Training Level Exam Weighting Charts: (Table showing the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of competency represented on the Landscape Horticulturist Standard Level Exams.)

InterProvincial EXAM Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Study Resources

2015 NOA The Interprovincial Examination Landscape Horticulturist exam is based on the Red Seal National Occupational Analysis (NOA)
Exam Weighting Chart Break down of the number of exam questions per competency.
Interprovincial Program Guide
Red Seal IP Exam Plant ID List

Sample questions from the Red Seal website.

This published information guide provides study techniques which can be used to prepare for writing the Interprovincial Red Seal examination for this trade.

HortEducation.ca Landscape Horticulturist IP Exam Prep booklet & Practice Exam

Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship (HL) 2018

(Apprentices who begin technical training Level 1 after September 1st, 2018, or apprentices who have transitioned to the new program standard)

Technical Training Manuals:

HL 2018 Landscape Horticulturist Apprentice Manual – Level 1: Available late September 2018

HL 2018 Landscape Horticulturist Apprentice Manual – Level 2: Available September 2019

HL 2018 Landscape Horticulturist Apprentice Manual – Level 2: Available September 2020

HL 2018 Landscape Horticulturist Apprentice Manual – Level 2: Available September 2021

Technical Training Level Exam Weighting Chart: Available Winter 2019 (table showing the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of competency represented on the Landscape Horticulturist Standard Level Exams.)

 


Arborist Technician

Technical Training Manual: Arborist Technician Apprentice Manual

Technical Training Level Exam Weighting Chart (Table showing the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of competency represented on the Arborist Technician Standard Level Exam.)

ITA Arborist Technician Program Profile (Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification)

ITA Arborist Technician Program Outline (Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers. This document lists the learning objectives, tasks and sub-tasks that comprise the technical training portion of the apprenticeship. This document can be used in combination with the “Exam Weighting Chart” and the “Technical Training Manual” to prepare for the Level exam.)

 


Climbing Arborist

Technical Training Manual: Climbing Arborist Apprentice Manual

Technical Training Level Exam Weighting Chart (Table showing the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of competency represented on the Climbing Arborist Standard Level Exam.)

ITA Climbing Arborist Program Profile (Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification)

ITA Climbing Arborist Program Outline (Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers. This document lists the learning objectives, tasks and sub-tasks that comprise the technical training portion of the apprenticeship. This document can be used in combination with the “Exam Weighting Chart” and the “Technical Training Manual” to prepare for the Level exam.)

Practical Exam: Both the apprenticeship and challenge pathway require the candidate to demonstrate competency in a practical assessment in addition to a written exam. Please refer to the attached Occupational Performance Standards for an overview of the competencies that are assessed.

Technical Training Required Equipment List

Apprentices are required to supply their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and climbing equipment.

PPE to include:

  • ANSI approved hard hat or helmet with 4-point chin strap and visor
  • Hearing protection (muffs or plugs)
  • CSA approved safety glasses
  • WorkSafeBC approved (3600 fpm) chainsaw pants or chaps
  • CSA approved boots with ankle support
  • Leather gloves for rigging
  • Rubber gloves for climbing
  • Class 2 hi-viz apparel

Climbing equipment to include:

  • 12’ 8 to 10 mm, Prusik cord
  • Single eye split tail
  • Eye to eye split tail (optional)
  • Saddles (ANSI approved arborist saddle)
  • Approved lanyard and adjuster
  • Tree climbing spurs
  • Personal first aid kit with pressure bandage
  • 2 – Double auto-locking carabiners 23 kN
  • Climbing rope 150’ x ½” 6000 lbs tensile
  • Micro pulley with utility carabiner
  • Figure 8 descender

 


Utility Arborist

Technical Training Manual Options: Utility Arborist Apprentice Manual – Level 1 & Level 2 Combined

Utility Arborist Apprentice Manual – Level 1 Only

Utility Arborist Apprentice Manual – Level 2 Only

Technical Training Level Exam Weighting Chart (Table showing the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of competency represented on the Utility Arborist Standard Level Exams.)

ITA Utility Arborist Program Profile (Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification)

ITA Utility Arborist Program Outline (Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers. This document lists the learning objectives, tasks and sub-tasks that comprise the technical training portion of the apprenticeship. This document can be used in combination with the “Exam Weighting Chart” and the “Technical Training Manual” to prepare for the Level exam.)

 


Falling & Bucking Endorsement Candidates

Preparation Resources

 

WorkSafeBC Video Links

View the videos from WorkSafeBC to help prepare for the practical assessment.