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Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor

Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified golf irrigation auditor and:

  • Add instant credibility with customers.
  • Increase job opportunities.
  • Qualify to become an EPA WaterSense Partner.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.


CGIA Overview

Certified golf irrigation auditors are involved in the quantification of turf irrigation water use tailored to the unique conditions found on golf courses. CGIAs:

  • Collect site data.
  • Make maintenance recommendations and perform minor repairs.
  • Perform field measurements and observations.
  • Determine irrigation uniformity and efficiency.
  • Develop a basic irrigation schedule for greens, tees and fairways.
  • Work with a golf course superintendent to manage overall irrigation water usage and decisions.


Program Requirements

Certified golf irrigation auditors must:

  • Demonstrate a minimum of one year of irrigation-related work experience.
  • Pass a written exam on the principles and practices of auditing.
  • Submit an independently completed audit on a green and fairway for evaluation, verified by an IA-certified professional in good standing.
  • Agree to follow the Code of Ethics established by the IA Certification Board.
  • All CGIAs 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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