Certified professionals can earn continuing education units for a
wide variety of professional development activities, including:
online classes, online irrigation seminars and online webinars.
irrigation and green industry classes, conferences, trade shows or other
additional IA certifications.
irrigation-focused technical papers.
irrigation reference materials or books.
on an industry association board or committee.
business courses or seminars.
To make earning CEUs as easy as possible, the IA Certification
Board has pre-approved education offered by some organizations and companies. Education providers
can request pre-approval of their courses and events by completing and
returning the CEU
professionals should keep written, supporting documentation for all continuing
education activities for the current and previous two-year cycles, in case they are selected for the annual CEU audit.
For a complete list of qualifying activities and CEUs earned,
download the Certification Candidate Handbook.
Complete a CLIA Audit
Some certified landscape irrigation auditors qualify for a
one-time opportunity to earn four CEUs by completing a landscape irrigation
audit. Due to significant changes in the irrigation auditing procedures, CLIAs
who became certified before the new rules went into effect can earn CEUs by
completing an audit using the new forms.
To earn CEUs for completing a landscape irrigation audit,
certified professionals must:
- Be a CLIA in good standing who became certified before June 1,
- Submit an application to verify your eligibility.
You must be pre-approved by the IA before submitting an audit.
an original field audit using CEU audit-specific forms, then submit the audit and
payment to the IA.
with a minimum score of 70 percent.
For information about earning CEUs or the CLIA audit, contact the IA (firstname.lastname@example.org; 703.536.7080).