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.

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Diving into Irrigation Installation

 Scott Knowles, The Wolf Creek Company

Scott Knowles, Wolf Creek Company

Tuesday, January 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation
1740 Walcutt Road
Columbus, OH 43228

This intensive day-long workshop will provide classroom discussion combined with hands-on exercises so participants gain live experience on the process, steps and basic skills needed to complete the successful installation of a landscape irrigation system.

Participants will get to see and learn from real-time demonstrations of: solvent welding PVC pipe and fittings, the process for making proper threaded connections, joining poly pipe, building valve manifolds, attaching sprinklers, making good wire connections, wiring controllers, and basic controller programming.

We’ll stop just short of digging, so you’ll gain an understanding of the full range of installation skills, tips and best practice techniques from onsite preparation to the end goal of flowing water.

(Sponsored by Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation)

Register with the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association


Irrigation Service Technicians:
Training Intensive & Test Preparation

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 John Newlin, Quality Services

John Newlin, Quality Services

Thursday, January 8. Part 1 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Part 2 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: The Greater Columbus Convention Center

This intensive two part training prepares technicians to: install, test, troubleshoot, diagnose, service and repair commercial and residential systems and provides a review of the components of the Irrigation Association’s Certified Irrigation Technician exam.

You’ll learn how-to review the plan, allocate equipment & material for the jobsite preparation, and review best practices for site preparation that include: locating utilities, flagging the job, checking water pressure and testing existing components.

The instruction includes training on pipe gluing, head installation, diagnostics and troubleshooting of electrical and water elements.

John will review OSHA requirements and safety processes that should be implemented to support the team with preparation, equipment maintenance and on the jobsite.

Register with the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association