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2024 Technician Week Virtual Classes

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Technician Week is an opportunity for landscape irrigation technicians to take review courses and become certified all in one week. Technician Week will include a set of virtual classes specifically for technicians held via Zoom Monday through Thursday, March 11-14, with a certified irrigation technician exam offered in person in Fairfax, Virginia, on Friday, March 15th. Please note that exam registration is seperate from class registration. The four courses are an excellent opportunity to review in advance of the Friday certification exam. Click on Register for additional pricing.
Monday, March 11, 2024
Thursday, March 14, 2024
Scott D. Knowles
Retired
Wolf Creek Company, Inc.
Scott Knowles, CGIA, CIC, CID, CLIA, is the owner and president of Wolf Creek Company Inc., a distribution group that has been serving the green industry since 1961. Knowles received a degree in agriculture engineering from The Ohio State University and studied irrigation technologies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has been an instructor for the Irrigation Association for 30 years and is an EPA WaterSense Partner. He has also served as a board member of the Irrigation Association of Ohio for the past three years.
Frederick A. Hall
Market Development Director
K-Rain Manufacturing Corp.
Frederick (Rick) A. Hall, CIC, CID, CLIA, began his career over 30 years ago as an owner/operator of an irrigation contracting firm servicing the green industry. He later joined K-Rain Manufacturing Corp. in 2004 with the goal of being a voice for all green industry professionals. He currently serves as K-Rain's market development director and has traveled the world teaching and sharing his knowledge and experiences with landscape and irrigation professionals, including at many local and regional conferences. This is Hall's second year teaching for the IA; he also serves as a member of the Advocacy - Landscape Committee and is an EPA WaterSense Partner.
Kris Loomis
Senior Programs Specialist
Sonoma County Water Agency
Kris Loomis, CID, CLIA, has a passion for irrigation and gadgets like no other. Her 20+ years of experience and understanding of irrigation components along with her ability to present complex items in simple terms will make you feel at ease. She is currently a senior programs specialist with the Sonoma County Water Agency and an adjunct professor of agriculture/natural resources at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Christine Hawkins
Specification Manager
Hunter Industries, Inc.
Christine Hawkins, CID, CLIA, has a passion for teaching within the landscape industry - particularly on best practices in horticulture, water management and landscape irrigation. With many years of experience, she is still eager to learn about challenges and solutions from fellow professionals. After earning a degree in environmental horticultural science from Cal Poly, Hawkins focused on a variety of facets of the green industry. She is currently the specification manager for northern California for Hunter Industries. She collaborates with landscape architects, design professionals, irrigation consultants and municipalities on efficient irrigation systems.
John M. Raffiani, NJ Lic Irr Contract
President
Raffiani's Automatic Sprinkler Service (NJ Lic. #15137)
John Raffiani, CIC, CIT, is the owner and president of Raffiani's Automatic Sprinkler Service in North Jersey and has been with the company since its beginning in 1966. He learned about piping, pumps, field irrigation, horticulture and soil texture at a very young age. When his grandfather began to sell parcels of his land in 1965 for housing developments, Raffiani (along with other family members) started to install lawn sprinklers and landscaping utilizing the leftover piping, sprays heads and shrubs from his grandfather's business. Five decades and 16,900+ installations later, the company is still going strong.

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EXAM: CIT - Computer Based at Testing Center

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CIT certification candidates must submit an application, comply with the Code of Ethics, and pass the Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT) exam.
Friday, March 01, 2024
Sunday, March 31, 2024
$175.00
$300.00
$300.00


EXAM: CIT - Computer Based at Testing Center

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CIT certification candidates must submit an application, comply with the Code of Ethics, and pass the Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT) exam.
Monday, April 01, 2024
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
$175.00
$300.00
$300.00


EXAM: CIT Spanish - Computer Based at Testing Center

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CIT certification candidates must submit an application, comply with the Code of Ethics, and pass the Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT) exam. **PLEASE NOTE** that ONLY the CIT exam questions will be offered in Spanish. At this time, all instructions, forms, and reference materials are in English.
Monday, April 01, 2024
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
$175.00
$300.00
$300.00


EXAM: CIT Spanish - Computer Based at Testing Center

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CIT certification candidates must submit an application, comply with the Code of Ethics, and pass the Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT) exam. **PLEASE NOTE** that ONLY the CIT exam questions will be offered in Spanish. At this time, all instructions, forms, and reference materials are in English.
Friday, March 01, 2024
Sunday, March 31, 2024
$175.00
$300.00
$300.00


EXAM: Colorado Springs, CO (CIT, CLIA) 8AM 4/5/24

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Certification candidates must submit an application, pass a written exam and comply with the code of ethics. The Irrigation Association reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule any certification exam. Refund Policy: Upon request prior to exam, refunds will be given to candidates minus a $75 administration fee. Cancellation Policy: Exam cancellations must be made in writing at least five business days prior to exam date. Cancellations made after this date will be assessed a cancellation fee. If a candidate fails to appear on the day of the exam, the candidate will forfeit all exam fees and will not be eligible for a refund.
Friday, April 05, 2024
Colorado Springs Utilities
Conservation and Environmental Center
2855 Mesa Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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EXAM: Fairfax, VA (All Exams Offered) 9AM 3/15/24

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Certification candidates must submit an application, pass a written exam and comply with the code of ethics. The Irrigation Association reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule any certification exam. Refund Policy: Upon request prior to exam, refunds will be given to candidates minus a $75 administration fee. Cancellation Policy: Exam cancellations must be made in writing at least five business days prior to exam date. Cancellations made after this date will be assessed a cancellation fee. If a candidate fails to appear on the day of the exam, the candidate will forfeit all exam fees and will not be eligible for a refund.
Friday, March 15, 2024
Irrigation Association
8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr
Lower Level Conference Room
Fairfax, VA 22031
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EXAM: Hamilton, ON (CIT Only) 8AM 4/4/24

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Certification candidates must submit an application, pass a written exam and comply with the code of ethics. You must register for any certification exam at least 14 days prior to the scheduled date. The Irrigation Association reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule any certification exam.
Thursday, April 04, 2024
Linzel Distributing
Training Room
417 Winona Road
Hamilton, ON L8E 5E4
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EXAM: Upton, MA (CIT, CIC, CLIA CID L/T) 1PM 3/21/24

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Certification candidates must submit an application, pass a written exam and comply with the code of ethics. The Irrigation Association reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule any certification exam. Refund Policy: Upon request prior to exam, refunds will be given to candidates minus a $75 administration fee. Cancellation Policy: Exam cancellations must be made in writing at least five business days prior to exam date. Cancellations made after this date will be assessed a cancellation fee. If a candidate fails to appear on the day of the exam, the candidate will forfeit all exam fees and will not be eligible for a refund.
Thursday, March 21, 2024
VFW Post 5594
15 Milford Street
Conference Room
Upton, MA 01568
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Hydraulic Troubleshooting for Landscape Irrigation

This publication introduces the field technician to the basic concepts of water movement in pipes, sprinklers and valves for landscape irrigation systems. Having a basic understanding of how pressure, flow and sprinkler spacing are interrelated allows the technician to make good decisions in the field when making changes to the system or troubleshooting problems with sprinklers or valves when water is not being delivered correctly.
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Organizational Development: Bucking the Trend

Why is it that some companies grow to market leadership while others get stuck along the way? Only a small portion of landscape and irrigation companies grow beyond a million dollars, and of the ones that do, most get stuck never realizing their business dreams. It’s not enough to be able to install or service an irrigation system. Being a great irrigation technician will only get you so far. The key to business and financial success is in becoming a great irrigation businessperson. Great businesspeople understand how to build an organization that provides structure and a process that will empower their teams.

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