Landscape Irrigation Auditor Review (CLIA)

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 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

Unit 9 Auditing and Scheduling Drip Irrigation

Learning 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

Suggested Prerequisites


  • Introduction to irrigation and installation
  • Irrigation Technician’s Course
  • Landscape Irrigation Design Process
  • Location Information and Class Registration

    December 12, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    February 27, 2020
    Orlando, FL