Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Technician Training Sponsored by SiteOne and Hunter

Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Technician Training Sponsored by SiteOne and Hunter

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Two Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio – February 14th, 2018

LACENTRE Conference & Banquet Facility
25777 Detroit Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Columbus, Ohio – February 15th, 2018

Crowne Plaza Columbus North
6500 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229

 Seats are Limited

Contact your SiteOne Representative to Register

* Includes “Landscape Irrigation System Installation and Maintenance” by the Irrigation Association

Landscape Irrigation System Installation & Maintenance

Beginner | Landscape & Golf (8 CEUs)
Learn the basics of hydraulics and irrigation system installation and maintenance. This full-day learning session covers an overview of irrigation system components and how they operate. Learn about gluing and repairing PVC pipe, installing nozzles and adjusting heads, setting and repairing electric valves, and field and controller wiring techniques. Recommended review for the certified irrigation technician exam.

Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified irrigation technician and:

  • Add instant credibility with customers and employers.
  • Increase job opportunities.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.
  • Qualify for the EPA WaterSense program.

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CIT Overview

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.

Ohio Irrigation Association Annual Meeting at the CENTS Show – Monday January 11

You are Invited to the Ohio Irrigation Association’s Annual Meeting

CENTS Show 2016 Annual Meeting LogoThe meeting, held in conjunction with the CENTS Show, will be followed by a FREE Reception at Barley’s Brew House.

Ohio Irrigation Association Annual Meeting

When: Monday, January 11th

Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
(reception following at Barley’s Brew House)

Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center

Reception – Free Beer, Wine, and Food

Join Ohio Irrigation Contractors

Draft Beer

When: Monday, January 11th

Time: 6:30 pm to whenever

Door Prizes Courtesy Hunter , Rain Bird & Toro)

Where:

Barley’s Brew House

467 North High Street

Columbus, Ohio

(Across the street from the Convention Center)

Don’t miss out of the best party of the year. Mingle with old friends, vendors, and manufacturer’s representatives. Hunter, Rain Bird, and Toro personnel will be there as well as the Board of Directors for the Ohio Irrigation Association.

Find out how others fared through 2013. Learn about new products and old tricks. We will have companies from all over the state of Ohio.

Get the latest news and views from experts.

Help Wanted – Full Time Irrigation Service Technician

Full-time Irrigation Service Technician

Service TechnicianLeading irrigation contractor, Rain One in Columbus, Ohio, seeks experienced irrigation service technicians for irrigation systems.

We’re looking for a mechanically-minded individual who is self-motivated and eager to help our established base of customers.

Job requires working with pipe and fittings, troubleshooting low-voltage electrical systems and communicating with customers.

Knowledge and past experience in the irrigation trade helpful.

Willing to train the right individual who brings the right core skills of mechanical ability, ability to work independently and superior customer-service approach.

Requirements

A Valid driver’s license is required.  Hourly wages based on skill level.

Benefits include holiday pay, vacation, health insurance, and a retirement plan after one year of employment.

Incentive pay program for productivity and customer service.

Relocation assistance available.

 Apply Online or Mail

Apply on-line at www.rain1.com – About Us – Careers, or

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or mail your resume to P.O. Box 321 Blacklick, OH 43004

John Newlin Recognized as the ONLA Legislative Advocate of the Year

Respected Green Industry Professional, John Newlin of Quality Sprinkler Services, Receives Award: 2015 ONLA Legislative Advocate of the Year

John Newlin, Secretary, Ohio Irrigation Association

John Newlin, ONLA Legislative Advocate of the Year

January 20, 2015 — Westerville, Ohio — It is with great pleasure that the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA) announces the 2015 Legislative Advocate of the Year recipient, John Newlin.

The Legislative Advocate of the Year Award, previously known as the Grassroots Volunteer Award, is presented annually to a deserving individual in the green industry who has shown outstanding leadership in legislative affairs.

The 2015 ONLA Legislative Advocate of the Year was born in Dayton, Ohio, and grew up in multiple states across the United States. John attended The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in 1975 and attended the Agriculture Short Course at Purdue in 1976. He worked on his family farm for 5 years and attended Ohio Diesel Technical Institute. He was hired by Dow Chemical and worked in Texas oil fields from 1981 -1986. He was an International Carrier Supervisor from 1987-1998.

In 1991 he started his Irrigation Business, Quality Services, in North Ridgeville, Ohio. He and his wife Elaine have been married 15 years.

Healthy Water Ohio LogoThis industry advocate serves on the ONLA Legislative Committee, where he has represented ONLA on Underground Utilities Protection legislation; represented ONLA on the Healthy Water Ohio steering committee spearheaded by the Ohio Farm Bureau; and has taken the lead to establish July as Smart Irrigation Month in Ohio. He attends the ONLA Green Industry Advocacy Day, and PLANET’s Day on the Hill and Arlington Cemetery Project in Washington DC.

Nationally, this individual is on the Irrigation Association’s Board of Directors, is the Vice Chair of the IA’s Government Affairs Committee, and is Past Chair of the IA’s Contractor Common Interest Group. John has achieved the Certified Irrigation Contractor, Certified Irrigation Technician and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor certifications.

The ONLA’s annual convention, the Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS), is scheduled January 13-15, 2016, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus. The trade show is open to persons in the nursery and landscape industry.

About ONLA

Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) LogoThe Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) leads, promotes and facilitates the success and growth of green industry businesses. ONLA is a non-profit trade association, incorporated in the State of Ohio, representing the interests of the state’s nursery, garden center and landscape industry. Membership is comprised of nursery stock growers, landscape contractors and maintenance firms, garden centers, arborists and allied suppliers. With over 1,300 members, ONLA seeks to enhance the environment and quality of life for all.

Ohio Irrigation Association Annual Meeting at the CENTS Show – Wednesday January 7th

Calling All Irrigation Contractors

You are Invited to the Ohio Irrigation Association’s Annual Meeting

2015 CENTS LogoThe meeting, held in conjunction with the CENTS Show, will be followed by a FREE Reception at Barley’s Brew House.

Ohio Irrigation Association Annual Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 7th

Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
(reception following at Barley’s Brew House)

Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center

Reception – Free Beer, Wine, and Food

Join Ohio Irrigation Contractors

Free Beer Illustration

When: Wednesday, January 7th

Time: 6:30 pm to whenever

Door Prizes Courtesy Hunter , Rain Bird & Toro)

Where:

Barley’s Brew House

467 North High Street

Columbus, Ohio

(Across the street from the Convention Center)


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Don’t miss out of the best party of the year. Mingle with old friends, vendors, and manufacturer’s representatives. Hunter, Rain Bird, and Toro personnel will be there as well as the Board of Directors for the Ohio Irrigation Association.

Find out how others fared through 2014. Learn about new products and old tricks. We will have companies from all over the state of Ohio.

Get the latest news and views from experts.