Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor – Drip
Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified landscape irrigation auditor with a drip specialty and
- add instant credibility with customers and employers.
- increase job opportunities.
- demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.
CLIA – Drip Overview
CLIAs with a drip specialization quantify and analyze landscape water use by drip or low-volume irrigation systems. 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.
Obtaining a Drip Specialty
To become a CLIA with a drip specialty, you must:
- Complete the CLIA program requirements.
- Register for the drip specialty exam.
- Pass the drip specialty exam. The one-hour exam includes 30 equally weighted, multiple-choice questions on drip auditing.
- Comply with the Select Certified Code of Ethics.
- Remain in good standing. CLIAs with a drip specialty must submit 20 continuing education units per two-year cycle.
CLIA – Drip Exam Fees
Landscape Irrigation Auditor – Drip Exam Fee — $150 (Member), $250 (Nonmember)
Exam Retake Fee — $150 (Member), $250 (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.