Landscape Certifications

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:

  1. Complete the CLIA program requirements.
  2. Register for the drip specialty exam.
  3. Pass the drip specialty exam. The one-hour exam includes 30 equally weighted, multiple-choice questions on drip auditing.
  4. Comply with the Select Certified Code of Ethics.
  5. 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.