Certified Landscape Water Manager
Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified landscape water manager and:
- Add instant credibility with customers.
- Increase job opportunities.
- Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.
Certified landscape water managers evaluate, operate, manage and improve landscape irrigation systems to achieve the highest level of water conservation possible. CLWMs:
- Evaluate site conditions and determine water availability and use requirements.
- Have working knowledge of general irrigation theory, including hydraulics, soil-plant-water relationships, water requirements and electricity principles.
- Understand irrigation equipment selection, use, restrictions and installation methods.
- Identify and implement system upgrades and modifications, and manage the control system to provide the most efficient irrigation possible.
- Provide direction to the end user on system use, scheduling, maintenance and water conservation.
Certified landscape water managers must:
- Demonstrate a minimum of three years of irrigation-related experience.
- Be an IA certified landscape or golf irrigation auditor in good standing.
- Pass a written exam on irrigation water management topics, including scheduling, efficiency, uniformity and soil-plant-water relationships
- Agree to follow the Code of Ethics established by the IA Certification Board.
- All CLWMs 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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