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VETcert Examination - Consulting level




VETcert Examiners

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1 day ( 8.00 - 16.30 approximately) 

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Course Objectives:

This one-day exam will test candidate’s knowledge and skills in veteran tree management against the recognised criteria for the certification.


Successful candidates will be awarded VETcert Consulting level.  

Course Content:

The Consulting exam consists of a 2-hour written exam plus a 2-hour outside exercise including oral questioning. The oral questioning covers some generic topics and then focuses on specific, individual trees which the candidate is required to survey and consider appropriate management recommendations.


The Consultant level exam concludes with a report writing session, during which candidates are required to produce a management report on the trees they have surveyed on site. Candidates are provided with a report template which sets out the topic areas and level of detail required and need to prepare this on the day within 2 hours. The overall time of the exam, including breaks, is around 7 hours.




See our VETcert webpage for more information and table below. 

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Applicant holds a level 6 arboricultural qualification (or similar topic).
Minimum 5 years relevant experience in total, of which 3 should be in an advisory role.


Applicant can prove knowledge and experience at an equivalent level to the qualification detailed above.
Minimum 10 years relevant experience in total, of which 5 should be in an advisory role.

Module Pre-requisites:

There are stringent pre-requisites for this course. Please see table below, you may be asked to provide evidence.

Terms of Cancellation or Amendments to details

  • We reserve the right to cancel courses and refund applicants if there is insufficient demand.
  • A FULL charge will be applied to any booking cancelled less than 10 working days before the event.
  • A £30 administration charge may be applied to changes made to bookings that have been received and acknowledged.

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