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Certified Irrigation Technician Training Class

  • 26 Mar 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Carmel Water Operations Center, 3450 West 131st Street, Carmel, IN 46074

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Certified Irrigation Technician Training (IPLLA) & Testing (IA) Offered in March 2015

The Indiana Professional Lawn & landscape Association  (IPLLA) is pleased to partner with the national Irrigation Association (IA) in offering a training and testing opportunity in March 2015.  Here are the details:

Dates:  IPLLA will offer training on March 26, 2015 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

The Irrigation Association will offer testing on March 27, 2015 beginning at 8:00am (must register separately at the IA website linked here)Note page loads slowly and the "REGISTER" button is at the bottom of the page.

Location:  Both training and testing will be held at:
Carmel Water Operations Center
3450 West 131st Street
Carmel, IN  46074

Class Size:
  Both training and testing opportunities will be limited to 30 people

Fees
:  Training on March 26: (Register at IPLLA Website)
IPLLA Members  $ 280.00*
Non Members    $ 380.00*
*Registration fee includes Official Certified Irrigation Technician Training Manual. Lunch is also included on March 26th.

Registration is limited to 30 people and MUST be completed with payment via VISA or MasterCard.  Registration will not be considered complete until payment is made.  Non-Members may join IPLLA for $150 before signing up to obtain member rates (Join IPLLA now!)IMPORTANT: This is registration for the class/training only. 

Please note that the testing opportunity offered on March 27th requires separate registration.  To register for the exam, you must do so through the IA at http://store.irrigation.org/events/registration.aspx?event=CINMAR15

Fee:  Testing Only (Register at IA Website for test): 
IA Members:    $175.00**
IA Non Members   $300.00

**IPLLA Members receive 50% off their membership fee in the Irrigation Association. The IA will confirm your membership with IPLLA directly.

What Is The Certified Irrigation Technician?

The Certified Irrigation Technician program is an opportunity to gain a nationally recognized credential for an irrigation contractor and their staff.

The training and testing process offers the following:

Understanding of Basic Irrigation Principles

   -Sprinkler type, nozzle type, and spacing
   -Swing Joint Assemblies
   -Pipe Fittings and Connection procedures
   -Equipment and Tool Usage
   -Pumps
   -Backflow Functionality
   -Plans and as-built Documentation
   -Water Meter Usage
   -Job Safety
   -Start-up and Winterization/Closing Procedures
   -Identifying Leaks
   -Identifying all Water Supplies
   -Understanding Basic Soil-plant-water relationships


Electrical Principles

     -Voltmeter Operation
     -Controller Electrical Operation
    
-Transformer Operation
     -Solenoid Operation
     -Wiring Types
     -Field Wing/Wire Tracking/Valve locating

Understanding Hydraulic Principles

   -Sensors
  
-Valves
   -Pressure Testing

  
-Flow Testing
  
-Drip Mechanics
   -Reading Friction Loss Charts

NOTE:  The exam itself contains 100 multiple choice and equally weighted questions.  Three hours are allotted for testing and will be proctored.  A calculator and Number #2 pencil is required.

The Indiana Professional Lawn & Landscape Association is excited about offering this professional development experience for irrigation contractors in the Hoosier state.  This is a first and we hope to set the stage for more extensive training and testing in the future.

Bob Andrews

Executive Director
IPLLA


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