For more information about these
ongoing initiatives, please contact the IA Government Affairs Department.
What does your state require in order for you to practice
Download an infographic featuring a map that illustrates the presence of irrigation contractor licensing requirements across the 50 states.
View a list of states that do not require landscape irrigation contractors to be licensed under either a sole irrigation contracting license or subcategory license.
The following states require you to obtain an irrigation contracting license in order to practice landscape irrigation:
The following states require you to obtain a license that is not solely specific to irrigation, but they do require the use of a license with provisions that govern irrigation contracting. In some states, irrigation contracting is a subcategory license under plumbing or landscape contracting:
The following state offers a voluntary license that exempts the licensed individual from local irrigation contracting licenses:
The following states have considered irrigation licensing legislation or regulatory rule makings — efforts supported by the Irrigation Association. State efforts have ranged from the creation of new programs to the renewal of existing programs: