What does NPTC qualified mean?

NPTC stands for the National Proficiency Test Council, they are the most widely recognised training organisation in the tree industry. Specialising in both practical and theoretical examinations, their qualifications are vigorous and detailed, ensuring everyone that has passed an exam has a good understanding and knowledge of that sector, to enable them to carry out the work safely and to a high standard.


To find out more about City & Guilds NPTC, click here.


There are many tree related qualifications an arborist can take, and some people take more than others depending on circumstances and requirements for specific jobs in their career. However there is a bare minimum requirement that enables someone to climb a tree and use chainsaws at height, safely.