Qualifications and other initials

Below is a list of qualification and post nominals for arboriculture and related areas.

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AIEMA

Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

HND Hort

Higher National Diploma in Horticulture

AMInst LM

Associate Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management

ISA Cert Arb

Certificate in Arboriculture International Society of Arboriculture

BA (Cantab)

Bachelor of Arts degree Cambridge University

LCGI(Hort)

Licentiate of City & Guilds Institute (Horticulture)

BA (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours)

MA

Master of Arts

BCMA

Board – Certified Master Arborist

MAE

Master of the Academy of Experts

BSc

Bachelor of Science

MArb (RFS)

Master in Arboriculture Royal Forestry Society

BSc (Hons)

Bachelor of Science (with Honours)

MArborA

Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association

CBiol

Chartered Biologist

MBE

Member of the Order of the British Empire

CEnv

Chartered Environmentalist

MBS

Master of Business Studies

CUEW

Cardiff University Expert Witness

MCIEA

Member of Chartered Institute Educational Assessors

Cert Arb L2 (ABC)

Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture
Replaces Cert Arb (RFS)

MEWI

Member of the Expert Witness Institution

Cert Arb L4 (ABC)

Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture
Replaces Tech Cert (ArborA)

MICFor

Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters

Cert Arb L6 (ABC)

Level 6 Certificate in Arboriculture
Replaces PDArb (RFS)

MIEEM

Member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

Cert Ed

Certificate of Education

M Hort

Master of Horticulture

DMS

Diploma in Management Studies

Mlf L

Member of the Institute for Learning

DPhil

Doctor of Philosophy

MI Hort

Member of the Institute of Horticulture

Dip Arb L4 (ABC)

Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture
Replaces Dip Arb (RFS) and Tech Cert (ArborA)

MPhil

Master of Philosophy

Dip Arb L6 (ABC)

Level 6 Diploma in Arboriculture
Replaces Dip Arb (RFS) and PDArb (RFS)

MRICS

Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Dip Hort

Diploma in Horticulture

MSB

Member of the Society of Biology

Dip LA

Diploma in Landscape Architecture

MSc

Master of Science

Dip LD

Diploma in Land Design

NCH Arb

National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture)

FArborA

Fellow of the Arboriculural Association

ND Arb

National Diploma in Arboriculture

FdSc (Arb)

Foundation Degree in Science

ND Hort/Arb

National Diploma in Horticulture/Arboriculture

FICFor

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters

NDF

National Diploma in Forestry

FIOG

Fellow of the Institute of Groundsmanship

OBE

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

FLS

Fellow of the Linnean Society

PDArb (RFS)

Now Cert Arb L6 (ABC) and Dip Arb L6 (ABC)
Professional Diploma in Arboriculture Royal Forestry Society

FRES

Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

FRICS

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Tech Cert (ArborA)

Now Cert Arb L4 (ABC) and  Dip Arb L4 (ABC)
Technician’s Certificate Arboricultural Association

FRSA

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

TechArborA

Technician Member of the Arboricultural Association

HNC Arb

Higher National Certificate in Arboriculture

WDH

Wisley Diploma in Horticulture

HND Arb

Higher National Diploma in Arboriculture

 

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