Customized and Private Training

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum number of people for a customized training event?

Customized training is sold “by the day” of training, not the number of participants, so there is no minimum.  One training class may have a maximum up to 24 students in the class (14 for Central Control classes). 

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What is the cost of a customized training event at my location?

Our list price per day starts at $4,200; that is where the conversation begins.  Actual pricing for your event could be much less, depending on a number of factors including the number of consecutive days, topics covered, and time of the year the event is held.  The price will include the class itself, materials for students (student manuals), shipping, and all travel expenses for the instructor.  Please contact us for more information on pricing. 

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Is it more cost effective to send my staff to one of your regularly scheduled events or to hold a custom training event at my location?

If you have a lot of people that need to be trained, then providing customized training can be a huge cost savings to the organization (per student) in terms of the list price of the course, travel, lodging, per diem, etc.  If you only have a few people you want in the training, then customized training may cost prohibitive.

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Due to the seasonal nature of irrigation work, the winter is the best time for me to hold a customized training event, is that possible?

For this same reason, winter is the busy season for Training services.  While it will be more difficult to schedule a class at this time, it is possible.  Please contact us for more information on scheduling a customized training event.

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Can the information be customized to the needs of my staff?

Yes, we can set up the training with the information your personnel needs. This means that you can select the classes you want them to receive and we can make suggestions based on your needs or we can create a customized offering from our catalog of 40+ class offerings.

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What will I be responsible for providing if I purchase a customized training event?

You will be responsible for providing a classroom large enough for the number of students at the event and any lunch and/or snacks you wish to provide for the class.  We will ship materials for hands-on activities, student manuals, AV equipment and anything else necessary for holding the class.  The classroom may be at your office, a hotel or any good learning environment.

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If I allow some outside people to join to this event, am I required to secure those seats in order for this event to go on?  Can your sales team help on this?

With a customized training event, you are purchasing the day of training.  You are welcome to invite other companies to attend the training and split the cost of the event, but Rain Bird Training Services will only bill your organization for the event.

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What is “customized” training?

Customized training is where Rain Bird Training Services conducts training for a customer that is not offered as part of its regular training season schedule and encompasses four areas:  Time Frame, Location, Class Content/Time and Cost.  Instructor availability, equipment and logistics all play an important role in determining when we can hold the class(s).  The training can be at the customer’s location or one of their choosing.  The classes can be the same as those offered at a regular training event, or they can be modified in terms of content and time  allotted to suite the customer’s exact needs.  The cost of the training can vary.

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Will I still be able to earn a Rain Bird Factory trained designation if I attend a customized training event?

Yes, if the training has not been modified, in terms of course content and the allotted time scheduled for the course.  You will be required to complete the training class, take and pass the examination at the end of the class.  Your designation paperwork will be mailed to your address in the same manner as if you had attended a regular Rain Bird Factory trained event.

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Will I still be able to earn Continuing Education Units by attending a Rain Bird Training customized event?

Yes, if the training has not been modified in terms of course content and the allotted time scheduled for the course. 

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