Register for the entire ANSI A300 Compliance Program Webinar Series here.

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

Presented by: Marty Shaw, RCA, BCMA


  • Normative references
  • General
  • Risk assessment objectives and specification
  • Tree Risk Evaluation Levels
  • Level 1 – Limited Visual
  • Level 2 – Basic
    • Tools and techniques
  • Level 3 – Advanced
    • Tools and techniques
    • Invasive testing and analysis
    • Non-invasive testing and analysis
    • Root inspection
    • Canopy inspection
  • Risk Analysis
  • Reporting
    • Oral
    • Form
    • Letter
    • Booklet
  • Definitions
  • Tree risk characteristics and defects
  • Targets
  • Occupancy
  • Risk categorization
  • Risk/benefit analysis
  • Tree risk mitigation

Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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2.0 PDHs* 

Landscape Architects 
2.0 HSW CE Hours** 

2.0 HSW PDHs 

2.0 ISA CEUs†† 


*This course is not approved for New York engineers.
**This course is not approved for New Jersey landscape architects.
†On-demand approval available upon request.
††Not pre-approved for on-demand format, but ISA/SAF credential holders
may seek post-approval.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 2.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 2.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in most states. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). 

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 2.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this course for the following CEUs: 2.0 Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist, Climber Specialist, Aerial Lift Specialist, BCMA Practice. 

This course has been submitted to the Society of American Foresters for pre-approval, which is currently pending. 

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits. Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed). 

*This course is not approved for New York engineers. 

**This course is not approved for New Jersey landscape architects. 

On-demand approval available upon request. 

††Not pre-approved for on-demand format, but ISA/SAF credential holders may seek post-approval. 


Marty Shaw, RCA BCMA

Author of The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook

In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Mr. Shaw grew up in the sleepy little Appalachian town of Bristol, Tennessee, a small city that rests on the boundary between the two states of Tennessee and Virginia. Upon graduation from Bristol Tennessee High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as ships baker aboard the USS Shark (a fast attack submarine) for four years. When his enlistment came to an end, he took a job selling lawn care service to residential owners in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and later, moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where he worked as general manager of a landscape contracting company while attending the University of Tennessee for Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design. Eventually, Mr. Shaw took over as president of a wholesale tree care supply business and built the company from $70,000 in sales to over $1.2 million in just seven years. During that time, he married his wife Kristin and they had two children together. With encouragement from Kristin he also developed an interest in arboricultural consulting, and on May 11th, 1999, he became the first American Society of Consulting Arborist (ASCA) member in Middle Tennessee. From 1998 to 2003, he also served on the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Mr. Shaw has since consulted with private landowners, insurance companies, attorneys, tree companies, cooperative extension service agents, country clubs, state urban forestry organizations, universities, and colleges. He has worked on some of the most challenging, difficult, and highest profile cases across the United States. Mr. Shaw is a Registered Consulting Arborist, a Board-Certified Master Arborist and one of only a handful of arborists worldwide who consult full-time. He is a UAS pilot, a real estate appraiser and he brings a broad range of skills from a variety of scientific and professional disciplines. An autodidact, Mr. Shaw brings a unique perspective and a talent for learning to any project. He has developed authoritative expertise to create a greater understanding in tree related matters.