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Irrigation Auditor Course

Class Code 3400 - 14 hours

Learn how to perform field tests on irrigation systems to determine efficiency, as well as how to combine plant water use, soils and local weather data to calculate accurate water schedules for irrigation systems. This class deals directly with the issue of wise water management. Exam registration is NOT included with class registration. This class is designed to prepare students for the Irrigation Association’s Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) exam. To apply for the exam, please visit the Certification section of the IA web site.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Perform field tests on real systems
  2. Identify problems that cause poor uniformity
  3. Calculate an accurate watering schedule

Course Outline

Unit 1 Introduction to Class
Unit 2  The Role of an Auditor
Unit 3 Irrigation System & Site Inspection
Unit 4 Sprinkler System Review
Unit 5 System Tune-Up
Unit 6 System Test Procedures
Unit 7 Calculate System Performance
Unit 8 Scheduling
  • Simple Schedule
  • Designated Watering Days Schedule
  • Soil Moisture Schedule
Unit 9 Auditing and Scheduling Drip Irrigation

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