Irrigation Training Opportunity

Irrigation Training Opportunity

Arm your employees with the most knowledge possible to help make you and your company successful.  The Indiana Irrigation Contractor's Council and Irrigation Association are offering a unique training and testing opportunity on Landscape Irrigation. It includes a one-day class which will cover basic irrigation principles, electrical principles, and understanding hydraulic principles. The next day you can take the Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT) exam. A CIT is a nationally recognized credential for an irrigation contractor and/or their staff.

Dates: February 15th - 16th, 2017

Location: The Palms, 2353 Perry Road, Plainfield, IN 46168

Sponsored by: Indiana Irrigation Contractor's Council (IICC) and the Irrigation Association

Class size: Both training & testing opportunities are limited to 30 participants.

Registration Fee for Training:
IICC or IPLLA Members: $310.00
Non Members: $410.00

*Note: Registration Fee includes Technician Training Manual & Lunch on February 15th.

To register for training:

  • To mail a check, please mail to:
    PO Box 481
    Carmel, IN 46082
  • When registering please include:
    Company Name
    Names of individuals attending
    Contact information including primary e-mail
    Full street address for shipping manuals via UPS

Testing Opportunity

The CIT Testing Opportunity offered on February 16th requires separate registration through the Irrigation Association (IA) HERE.

TESTING FEES (Separate from class fees):
IA Members: $175.00
Non-Members: $300.00

Special Notes: The CIT exam itself contains 100 multiple choice and equally weighted questions. Three hours are allotted for testing and will be proctored. A calculator and #2 pencil is required. The link to the candidate handbook is HERE.

The Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT) program is an opportunity to gain a nationally recognized credential for an irrigation contractor and/or their staff. The training and testing process offers the following:

Understanding of Basic Irrigation Principles

  • Sprinkler type, nozzle type, and spacing
  • Swing joint assemblies
  • Pipe fittings and connection procedures
  • Equipment and tool usage
  • Pumps
  • Backflow functionality
  • Plans and as-built documentations
  • Water meter usage
  • Job safety
  • Start-up and winterization procedures
  • Identifying leaks
  • Identifying all water supplies
  • Understanding basic Soil-Plant-Water Relationships

Electrical Principles

  • Voltmeter Operations
  • Controller Electrical Operations
  • Transformer Operations
  • Solenoid Operations
  • Wiring types
  • Field wiring/wire tracking/valve location

Understanding Hydraulic Principles

  • Sensors
  • Valves
  • Pressure Testing
  • Flow testing
  • Drip mechanics
  • Reading friction loss charts

NOTE: No single class will completely prepare a candidate for any Irrigation Association certification exam, only individual study will cover 100% of the information needed. This review class is designed to cover those components which have traditionally given candidates the most trouble on the exams.

Check out the PDF brochure here.