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Basic Chainsaw Safety

Course Code: AL0261CB19

Chainsaw Maintenance and Safety

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Last Held:  April 2, 2019
9:00am - 12:30pm (Check in time: 8:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for Fall 2019. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.


There are few tools more dangerous than a chainsaw—and yet, so many people don't know how to stay safe while using one. In this half-day class, Licensed Tree Expert Steve Chisholm will go over the basic safety procedures every chainsaw operator should know, from appropriate clothing and safety gear to proper cutting techniques. Then you'll go outside and watch a live demonstration of the correct way to cut up pieces of a tree. There's limited seating for this class so sign up today!

Meet Your Instructor:

Instructor Steve Chisholm

Steve Chisholm – Licensed Tree Expert Steve Chisholm returns for this half-day course, ready to share his top-rated wealth of knowledge and years of arboriculture experience with you. 


The April 2, 2019 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
4 Technical

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist: 2.5; BCMA-Science: 2.5; Utility Specialist: 2.5

NJ Urban and Community Forestry Continuing Education Units
3 CEUs

NJ Licensed Tree Experts
3 CEUs for LTE and LTCO

Rutgers CEUs

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and pizza lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Holly House
130 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08816
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Basic Chainsaw Safety" or Course Code AL0261) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.