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Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor

Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified landscape 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.


CLIA Overview

Certified landscape irrigation auditors are involved in the quantification of landscape irrigation water use. CLIAs:

  • 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.
  • Work with a water manager or property owner to manage overall irrigation water use.


Program Requirements

Certified landscape 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 one rotor and one spray area 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 CLIAs 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 or 703.536.7080.