Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified irrigation technician and add instant credibility with employers increase your job opportunities. demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.$70 - $175 Buy Now
839 Carswell Avenue, 32117, Daytona Beach, FL, United States of America
Start: Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 12:00 PM
End: Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 07:00 PM
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.
Irrigation Technician’s Course
This intensive two day course takes you through the important topics related to the repair and maintenance of efficient irrigation systems. The class will present scenarios commonly experienced by irrigation technicians and then exam the possible causes and solutions to each issue. This class is ideal for irrigation service technicians, irrigation system managers, distributor personnel or other irrigation professionals that want a better understanding of the set-up and maintenance of efficient, effective irrigation systems.
Common Troubleshooting Scenarios
Unit 1 Site Information
Unit 2 Controller display is blank
Unit 3 Zones not operating (apparent electrical failure)
Unit 4 Zones not operating (Hydraulic failure)
Unit 5 Water dribbling out of a few heads
Unit 6 Owner wants to add a new zone or expand an existing zone
Unit 7 Incorrect water pressure
Unit 8 Dry spot in a working zone
Unit 9 Over or under watering on a site (scheduling)
Unit 10 Controller coming on at the wrong time
Unit 11 Water collecting around a few heads
Unit 12 Zone ‘stuck’on
Unit 13 Need to find a buried wire or valve
Unit 14 Backflow prevention
Unit 15 Owner wants to add auxiliary items (relays and sensors)
Unit 16 Winterization and Spring Start-up
No Refunds Accepted.