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TUCSON, Ariz. (December 19, 2011) —Multiple Rain Bird Academy classes have been approved by New Jersey’s Landscape Irrigation Contractor Licensing Board for Continuing Education Credits (CEC).  Each course consists of high-level irrigation training, providing landscape professionals with expert instruction. Attendees are taught the newest irrigation installation methods, efficient irrigation maintenance and troubleshooting and best practices in water-efficient irrigation design.  

The following courses are now approved for Continuing Education Credits in New Jersey:

  • #145 Rainwater Collection and Utilization (3.5 CEC) 
  • #213 ESP-LX (Series) Training (3.5 CEC) 
  • #403 IQ Version 2.0 Central Control System Software (3.5 CEC) 
  • #404 IQ Version 2.0 Central Control System Hardware (4 CEC) 
  • #60 Maxicom Hardware Level 1 Short Course (3.5 CEC) 
  • #49 Maxicom Software Level 1 (7 CEC) 
  • #197 Irrigation Technician Course (7 CEC) 
  • #300 Introduction to Irrigation and Installation (4 CEC) 
  • #201 Landscape Irrigation Design Process (3.5 CEC) 
  • #305 Topics in Water Efficient Irrigation Design & Scheduling (3.5 CEC) 
  • #3204 Low Volume Irrigation Installation and Maintenance (3.7 CEC) 
  • #224 Low Volume Irrigation Design (3.5 CEC) 
  • #335 Rain Bird Smart Controllers and Accessories (3.5 CEC) 

All of the approved courses will be offered at Rain Bird Academy’s Professional Irrigation Training Camp (PITC) in Atlantic City, NJ at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, January 23 – 27, 2012. Class sizes are limited, with most classes having no more than 20 students.

“We’ve put a great deal of effort into the development of our training programs,” said Robert Pfeil, manager of training services for Rain Bird Services Corporation. “As a result, we’re ready to help irrigation professionals in New Jersey achieve the continuing education credits they need to provide outstanding service to both current and future customers.”

Jeremy Mansell, senior technical trainer for Rain Bird Services Corporation, says that the approved classes will offer multiple benefits. “Not only will attendees be eligible to receive continuing education credits from the State of New Jersey, but they’re also eligible to receive continuing education units for numerous other organizations,” Mansell said. “These organizations include the Irrigation Association, United States Green Building Council and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.”

As a training services provider, Rain Bird Academy is dedicated to the development of professional irrigators. Because all classes are non-manufacturer specific, there is never a sales pitch for Rain Bird products. The academy focuses on providing the best possible training and instruction that professionals can implement in their daily lives. 

Rain Bird Academy’s Professional and Regional Training Camps have helped thousands of irrigation and landscape contractors expand their skill sets and increase their marketability within the industry. To register for an event or to learn more about Rain Bird Academy training camps available throughout the United States and internationally, visit or call 1-800-498-1942.

Rain Bird Services Corporation is a leading provider of professional irrigation solutions and water management services. Through its Factory Trained and Rain Bird Academy programs, Rain Bird Services Corporation is leading the way in the development of irrigation professionals with a comprehensive selection of irrigation training courses and workshops for the golf course superintendent, landscape contractor, irrigation technician, distributor, business owner, architect/specifier, water conservation practitioner and green industry professional.  Rain Bird Services Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rain Bird Corporation.