IA Member Benefits

Get a Competitive Advantage

IA-certified professionals represent the best in the irrigation industry. They are committed and capable, and they’ve proven it where it matters most — in the field. Certification offers tangible benefits:

  • Enhance your credibility with customers, suppliers, employers and peers.
  • Get an edge in new project opportunities.
  • Differentiate yourself from the competition.
  • Get listed in IA’s online directory of certified professionals for consumers and end users.

Professional certification is an impartial, third-party endorsement of your expertise. Increasingly, municipal, corporate and residential customers, as well as agricultural producers, are looking for IA-certified professionals to handle their projects.


The Irrigation Association offers certification in six areas.

Learn more about the benefits of certification.

It Pays to Belong

In addition to certification programs that give you a competitive advantage, IA helps you grow your business with:

  • Advocacy with legislators and policymakers to protect your interests.
  • Networking with industry professionals to find new business opportunities.
  • Education classes and resources to enhance expertise.
  • Our diverse portfolio of programs and services.

"IA certification strengthens my professional credentials. Regulatory agencies and consumers understand the value that a certified professional brings to a project."

Clark Irrigation Design & Consulting, Inc.