Wolf Creek Company and Rain Bird are sponsoring two Ohio Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Technician Training courses this month.
Columbus, Ohio – March 27th, 2018
Wolf Creek Company
67 Huntley Road
Columbus, OH 43229
West Chester, Ohio – March 29th, 2018
9286 Schulze Drive
Westchester, OH 45069
Seats are Limited
Cost: $100 per attendee
Only 15 seats per location. So, sign up ASAP.
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.
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
The Ohio Irrigation Association goal is as follows:
“In an attempt to improve standards in Ohio, one voice will be overshadowed. The only hope of making change is to band together to let all our voices be heard. The following list is what the OIA hopes to accomplish with your help:
– Formulate legislation that will directly effect irrigation contractors in Ohio.
– Promote water conservation issues.
– Help meet future labor needs of all irrigation contractors in Ohio.
– Meet education needs of contractors, legislators and consumers.
These are big goals, and we need your help. Please sign up and make a difference today!”
For more information about the Ohio Irrigation Association or to become a member, click here.