Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor
Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified golf irrigation auditor and:
- Add instant credibility with customers and employers.
- Increase job opportunities.
- Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.
- Qualify for the EPA WaterSense program.
CGIAs quantify and analyze
turf irrigation water use for golf courses. CGIAs:
- Collect site data.
- Make maintenance recommendations and perform minor repairs.
- Perform field measurements and observations.
- Determine irrigation uniformity and efficiency.
- Develop a basic irrigation schedule for greens, tees and fairways.
- Work with a golf course superintendent to manage overall irrigation water usage and decisions.
Becoming a CGIA
become a CGIA, you must:
- Register for the exam. Minimum requirement: one
year of irrigation-related work experience.
the golf irrigation auditor exam. The three-hour exam includes 125 equally weighted, multiple-choice questions
on golf course irrigation procedures, soil-plant-water relationships,
irrigation scheduling and equipment/technology.
a golf irrigation audit. Audits must be completed independently and verified
by an IA-certified professional in good standing within one year of acceptance
into the certification program. The following further outlines this requirement:
with the Select Certified Code of Ethics.
in good standing.
CGIAs must submit 20 continuing education units
per two-year cycle.
CGIA Exam Fees
|Golf Irrigation Auditor Exam Fee
Exam Retake Fee
|Audit Resubmission Fee
|Annual Renewal Fee (one certification)
|Annual Renewal Fee (two or more certifications)
See the Certification Candidate Handbook for exam policies,
procedures and fees outside of North America.