To plan an effective, efficient irrigation system, the designer must have experience and education – the cornerstones to effective water management. To that end, our certifications with The Irrigation Association ensures that we are qualified and aware of the rapidly changing technology available for water resource management.
Why Certification is Important
The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals. Together with their members, they are committed to promoting efficient irrigation and the long-term sustainability of water resources for future generations. Certification with The Irrigation Association is centred around a commitment to excellence in education and practice. Do not be fooled by a manufacturer certification. There is a huge difference between a marketing gimmick and actual IA certified status. The IA has evolved into a governing body in our industry.
Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditors
Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditors (CLIA) have an understanding of related elements including grading and drainage, plant material characteristics, and site maintenance and use. They are involved in the analysis of landscape irrigation water use. Auditors collect site date, make maintenance recommendations and perform water audits. Through their analytical work at the site, these irrigation professionals develop irrigation base schedules.
Certified Irrigation Contractor
Certified Irrigation Contractors (CIC) install, maintain and repair irrigation systems. They execute irrigation projects to meet all specifications and requirements including preparing installation sites. Responsible for the layout and installation of the irrigation system components, CIC’s are able to troubleshoot and repair as required.
Certified Irrigation Designers
Certified Irrigation Designers (CID) engage in the preparation of irrigation plans, details and specifications, on-site observation of the installation when requested to ensure that design intent is fulfilled, and discussion with the end user regarding system use, particularly as it relates to scheduling and maintenance concerns. Certified individuals have a working knowledge of general irrigation theory, including hydraulics, soil/water/plant relationships, plant water requirements, and the principles of electricity.