Become an AA Registered Consultant

For any consultant, belonging to the Arboricultural Association’s Registered Consultancy (AARC) scheme is both a commitment and an achievement. The scheme is recognised throughout the industry and beyond as being at the top of the profession.

In order to become an AARC, individuals must first reach the prerequisite level in qualifications and study, and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding and working knowledge of arboriculture and how it is practically applied in a variety of situations. The awarding of AARC status to an industry professional – whether a consultant or, for example, a tree officer – is made following a rigorous assessment process. All applicants must meet the required business and professional standards.

Appeals procedure

Should your application to become an AA Registered Consultant result in a fail either at Assessment or Interview and you feel that you wish to appeal, the Arboricultural Association has set out an appeal procedure. If you wish to appeal a decision, then please download the document below and read it carefully.

Download the appeal procedure

Document last modified: 10 October 2013

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Benefits of AA Registered Consultancy:

  • Professionalism and reputation
  • An entry in the AARC online directory which has over 1,500 views per month
  • Business opportunities through acquired status
  • Access to the AARC online forum
  • Continued development through attendance at the AARC annual Standards and Development Day
  • Use of AARC logo.