The deadline to register for an IA exam at the 2024 Irrigation Show is Tuesday Oct. 15, 2024. Anyone interested in taking a certification exam at the Irrigation Show can register for an exam on the IA website.

The IA’s Select Certified program sets the bar for industry professionals, recognizing exceptional commitment to efficient water management and irrigation best practices. Certification by the most rigorous program in the industry is an impartial, third-party endorsement of your knowledge and experience.

IA certification

  • prepares you for greater on-the-job responsibility.
  • opens doors to new projects and employment opportunities.
  • documents your expertise for potential clients and employers.
  • demonstrates your personal and professional achievement.

Get IA Certified

The IA will offer exams for the following certification programs at the 2024 Irrigation Show and Education Week. Click on a link to learn more about each program’s requirements and find resources to prepare for the exam:

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Pricing & Registration

IA certification exams require separate advance registration by Oct. 15 and a separate fee. Individuals who are only taking a certification exam and are not participating in any other portion of the Irrigation Show are not required to complete a show registration. However, Irrigation Show registration is required to access show activities.

Please note: Individuals who do not register for an exam by Oct. 15 are not guaranteed the opportunity to take an exam on-site during the Irrigation Show. Those who miss the Oct. 15 deadline should contact the certification team upon arrival in Long Beach to inquire about on-site exam registration. Requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

CAIS $200 $450
CGIA $250 $495
CIC $250 $495
CID – General Ag $250 $495
CID – Specialty Ag $250 $495
CID – General Landscape/Turf $250 $495
CID – Specialty Landscape/Turf $250 $495
CIT $175 $300
CLIA $250 $495


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A complete list of IA Select Certified benefits, programs and requirements can be found here.