Rain Bird Factory Trained

Comprehensive Training on Rain Bird Products and Systems

The Rain Bird Factory Trained Program is exclusive to Rain Bird products.  The high-quality hands-on training will teach you best practices for installing, operating and providing maintenance for Rain Bird systems. 

After attending a Rain Bird Factory Trained course and passing a written exam you will earn a Rain Bird Factory Trained designation.  You will receive a certificate and designation mark for that specific course.  You can use the designation mark to promote yourself as Rain Bird Factory Trained on your website, bid letters and other marketing material.

Rain Bird Factory Trained™ Your Competitive Advantage When customers are demanding more from their irrigation systems, you need every advantage!


There are three Rain Bird Factory Trained designation categories:

Rain Bird Factory Trained Installer: for residential and central control system

Rain Bird Factory Trained Operator: for all Rain Bird central control systems, including commercial and golf

Rain Bird Factory Trained Technician: for all Rain Bird central control systems, including commercial and golf


How does being Factory Trained help you?

■ Maximize water conservation through water management

■ Save time by doing it right the first time

■ Get the most out of your powerful Rain Bird system

How does being Factory Trained help your customers?

■ Save customers money on their water usage

■ Get the job done correctly the first time

■ Save money with fewer call backs

Factory Trained FAQs


Why should I become a Rain Bird Factory Trained Professional?


Becoming a Rain Bird Factory Trained Professional means that you will have completed the highest level of professional training on the installation, operation and maintenance and troubleshooting practices for Rain Bird products and systems. 
If you install central control systems, you will receive expert instruction on:
Installation best practices for Rain Bird Central Control systems so that you can prolong system life, receive fewer service callbacks due to installation problems and achieve the most water-efficient system design for your customers.
If you operate Rain Bird Central Control systems for your customers, you will receive expert instruction on:
The powerful program features of Rain Bird Central Control such as Flo-Manager™ and Flo-Watch™, ET-based scheduling and remote control using the FREEDOM remote control system, so that you can manage your customer’s system in the most efficient manner possible, while effectively managing their water budgets.
If you provide maintenance services for Rain Bird Central Control systems for your customers, you will receive expert instruction on:
Maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing system discrepancies in addition to the removal and replacement of hardwarecomponents.


How do I earn a Rain Bird Factory Trained designation?


You can earn Rain Bird Factory Trained designations by completing the qualifying coursework and passing a written exam.
Factory Trained courses are clearly identified. 
Agree to the safety statement and the code of ethics.
Attend the course and complete all of the required hands-on and practical in-class activities.
At the end of the course the instructor will administer a written exam.  You must score a 70% or higher in order to earn your designation.
Approximately 3-4 weeks after attending the course and taking the written exam you will receive notification through the mail.  If you received a 70% or higher on the written exam, you will receive a certificate and personalized Rain Bird Factory Trained designation mark to use in promoting yourself as Rain Bird Factory Trained


How will a Rain Bird Factory Trained designation benefit me?


By using the Factory Trained designation mark in your marketing and advertising materials, you are leveraging the #1 brand in irrigation, Rain Bird.  You can use the Rain Bird Factory Trained designation mark on your website, marketing materials and bid proposals.
Earning a Rain Bird Factory Trained designation shows your customers you have the expert knowledge to help them:
Prolong system life using installation best practices
Effectively and efficiently gain the most benefits out of powerful Rain Bird Central Control systems
Lower their water usage and bill while maintaining healthy and beautiful landscapes


What will I get when I become Rain Bird Factory Trained Professional?


In addition to receiving the highest quality training on Rain Bird products and installation, operation and maintenance best practices, you will also receive the following benefits.
You will receive a personalized certificate demonstrating that you have earned a Rain Bird Factory Trained designation.
You will receive a Factory Trained designation mark that you use to promote yourself as Rain Bird Factor Trained.


Is the Rain Bird Factory Trained Program only for irrigation contractors?


No.  The Rain Bird Factory Trained Program was developed to train more than just the irrigation contractors.  This course was developed for the following:                                    
Designers who have to balance the requirements of the project with the capabilities of the right product and/or irrigation system.
Specifiers who are tasked with identifying and “putting together” all the necessary components required to make the product and/or system perform as required by the customer.
Service Technicians whose assignments are the upkeep, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the product and/or irrigation system.
Water Managers who are responsible for the day-to-day operation and reporting documentation of the product and/or irrigation system.