Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor
Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified golf irrigation auditor and:
- Add instant credibility with customers and employers.
- Increase job opportunities.
- Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.
- Qualify for the EPA WaterSense program.
CGIAs quantify and analyze
turf irrigation water use for 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.
Becoming a CGIA
become a CGIA, you must:
- Register for the exam. Minimum requirement: one
year of irrigation-related work experience.
the golf irrigation auditor exam. The 3-hour exam includes 125 equally-weighted, multiple choice questions
on golf course irrigation procedures, soil-plant-water relationships,
irrigation scheduling and equipment/technology.
a golf irrigation audit. Audits must be completed independently and verified
by an IA-certified professional in good standing within one year of acceptance
into the certification program.
with the Select Certified Code of Ethics.
in good standing.
CGIAs must submit 20 continuing education units
per 2-year cycle.
CGIA Exam Fees
|Golf Irrigation Auditor Exam Fee
Exam Retake Fee
|Audit Resubmission Fee
|Annual Renewal Fee (one certification)
|Annual Renewal Fee (two or more certifications)
See the Certification Candidate Handbook for exam policies,
procedures and fees outside of North America.