Irrigation Designer Review (CID)

This course deals with topics of water management as it relates to the proper design of an irrigation system. Students will review required site information, irrigation system hydraulics, system component selection, sizing, and placement, electricity as it relates to irrigation design, and proper scheduling practices including soil properties. This class is designed to prepare students for the Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) exams (step 2, 3, and 4 landscape/turf exam track), focusing on the key areas contractors typically struggle with when preparing for the CID exam. Exam registration is NOT included with class registration. To apply for the exam, please visit the Certification section of the IA web site.

Course Outline


Unit 0 Course Introduction

Unit 1 Gathering Site Information

Unit 2 Hydraulics

Unit 3 Component Selection and Layout

Unit 4 Backflow Prevention

Unit 5 Electricity

Unit 6 Irrigation Scheduling

Unit 7 Class Review and Evaluation

Suggested Experience


3+ years of irrigation industry experience (Required to sit for the Irrigation Association certification exam)

Introduction to Irrigation and Installation

Landscape Irrigation Design Process

Landscape Irrigation Auditor Course