The Academy, there is no place like it in the world.

At Academy Trained, our mission is to educate the industry to build a safer today. We are dedicated to changing the industry through safety, training, and innovation.

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We are situated on a beautiful 40 acre ranch in the heart of Sonoma County California. You will have the opportunity to break away from your day to day job and become a student, to learn from some of the best instructors in the world! These instructors will be by your side every step of the way as you perform and master your new techniques. The classes can be from 5:30am till 10:00pm at night….you will eat, sleep, train…and train some more. The classes range in topics from climbing skills, aerial rescue, precision cutting and felling, ground ops training, crane training, Electrical Hazard Awareness program, SRS/MRS, and much more.

Our promise to you, and the industry: We are enhancing lives by providing world-class training.


Academy Trained Leadership

Led by the best the industry has to offer, our Academy-Trained founders and instructors are internationally recognized, tree-industry experts and veterans.

Based on years of experience and excellence, the team designs every course to ensure each topic and every skill is demonstrated, practiced, learned, and ultimately, mastered.

The Academy in Action