Certified Irrigation Technician
Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified irrigation technician and
- add instant credibility with employers
- increase your job opportunities.
- demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.
CITs are field technicians who install, maintain and repair irrigation systems. CITs
- cut and join pipe, know the limitations of different piping systems and understand basic hydraulics.
- lay out and install piping and water delivery components; backflow prevention components; mechanical, hydraulic and electrical irrigation controls; and other irrigation system components.
- troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems.
Becoming a CIT
To become a CIT, you must:
- Register for the exam. Recommended: six months or 1,000 hours of irrigation-related field experience.
- Pass the irrigation technician exam. The three-hour exam includes 100 equally weighted, multiple-choice questions on basic irrigation principles, basic electrical principles and basic hydraulics.
- Comply with the Select Certified Code of Ethics.
- Remain in good standing. CITs must submit 20 continuing education units per two-year cycle.
CIT Exam Fees
Irrigation Technician Exam Fee — 175 (Member), $300 (Nonmember)
Exam Retake Fee — $175 (Member), $300 (Nonmember)
Annual Renewal Fee (one certification) — $50 (Member), $100 (Nonmember)
Annual Renewal Fee (two or more certifications) — $100 (Member), $150 (Nonmember)
See the Certification Candidate Handbook for exam policies, procedures and fees outside of North America.