Certified Irrigation Designer
Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified irrigation designer and:
- Add instant credibility with customers.
- Increase job opportunities.
- Qualify to become an EPA WaterSense partner or USDA Technical Service Provider.
- Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.
Certified irrigation designers establish specifications and design drawings for irrigation projects. CIDs:
- Evaluate site conditions and determine water availability and use requirements.
- Select the most effective irrigation equipment, methods and materials for the application.
- Develop efficient and cost-effective irrigation designs that meet the plant or crop’s watering requirements.
- Prepare comprehensive plans and specifications that include construction details, equipment or materials, as well as appropriate irrigation schedules.
- Ensure the installation matches the design intent.
- Provide direction to the end user on system use, scheduling and maintenance.
IA certifies irrigation designers in six specialties:
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CIDs with a specialty in commercial, golf course or residential landscape/turf irrigation are eligible to become EPA WaterSense Partners. CIDs with a specialty in sprinkler, surface or drip-micro agriculture irrigation qualify as USDA Technical Service Providers.
Certified irrigation designers must:
- Demonstrate a minimum of three years of irrigation-related experience and education.
- Pass a series of three written exams on general irrigation and specialty topics.
- Agree to follow the Code of Ethics established by the IA Certification Board.
- All CIDs 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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Questions? Contact IA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.536.7080.