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 agriculture 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.