Certified Irrigation Contractor
Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified irrigation
- Add instant credibility with customers.
- Increase job opportunities.
- Qualify to become an EPA WaterSense Partner.
- Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.
Certified irrigation contractors install, maintain and repair irrigation systems. CICs:
- Execute irrigation projects to meet all specifications and requirements.
- Prepare installation sites, including layout, staking, excavation, boring, trenching, grading and back-filling.
- Cut and join pipe, know the limitations of different piping systems, and understand basic hydraulics.
- Lay out and install piping and water delivery components; backflow prevention components; mechanical, hydraulic and electrical irrigation controls; and other irrigation system components.
- Troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems.
- Understand good business practices; construction contracts and their legal rights and obligations; and licensing laws and codes in their state.
Certified irrigation contractors must:
- Demonstrate a minimum of three years of irrigation-related experience and education.
- Pass a written exam on general irrigation and specialty topics.
- Agree to follow the Code of Ethics established by the IA Certification Board.
- All CICs must submit 20 continuing education units per 2-year cycle to remain in good standing. For details on CEU requirements, click here.
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Questions? Contact IA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.536.7080.