February 9, 2016


Increasingly, professionally designed and maintained landscapes are recognized as integral components to the landscape and therefore to property values. Irrigation is an essential part of maintaining the landscape investment and aligning with environmental stewardship best practices today and tomorrow. Responsible water management is now an important part of sound environmental practices.

New technologies have made irrigation systems more affordable and easier to operate and maintain than ever before. As a result, the irrigation industry has witnessed an unprecedented growth over the past decade and will continue to expand into the future. While good news for the industry, this expansion has not been problem-free. As more and more people and companies enter the field, a general lack of knowledge of appropriate system design, proper installation and maintenance procedures and an inconsistency in pricing structures threatens the reputation of the industry overall.

To respond to these challenges, the Irrigation Association has developed certification programs to ensure that irrigation contractors and their employees have the opportunity to show that they have the ability to do the job right by becoming certified. The IA has also developed irrigation classes and seminars to help contractors learn best management practices and information on the latest technology within the industry.

Demonstrate Your Commitment
Certified irrigation professionals are committed to managing water efficiently.

Find out how you can become a certified irrigation professional. Simply click on one of the credentials below to learn more about program requirements, register for a certification exam or prepare to ace the test.
"To make it easier on you, the above exams are available through IA-certfied test centers in Ontario. Registration is still completed through www.irrigation.org and must be complete at least 30 prior to your test date."

LO members are also eligible to receive a discount on IA membership.

Not sure which program is right for you? Find out here.

Upcoming Certification Prep Seminars at Landscape Ontario:

Landscape Ontario offers numerous seminars for the Irrigation Sector,  For more information, view our online Professional Development Guide.

CIT Overview
Certified irrigation technicians are the field technicians that help install, maintain and repair irrigation systems. CITs:

  • Cut and join pipe, know the limitations of different piping systems, and understand basic hydraulics.
  • Layout and install piping and water delivery components; backflow prevention components; mechanical, hydraulic and electrical irrigation controls; and other irrigation system components.
  • Troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems.
Interested in attending a
"Prep seminar" on this Certification program?

LET US KNOW and we'll keep you informed of any upcoming seminars in your area!