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Old 08-17-2012, 02:00 PM
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I was on vacation a couple weeks ago, and ran into another landscaper. He told me he was not required to have an irrigation license in Oklahoma. He also told me they were allowed to spray hardscapes. Seems like one or both of these statements must be false. I somehow doubt they would let anybody draw up an install plan with no formal training on how hydraulics work, etc. I've poked around the net a little and haven't really found an answer. So, what's the truth here?
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:19 PM
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There isn't any great surprise if there are no sprinkler licenses in Oklahoma. That wouldn't mean an install could ignore construction codes that give backflow prevention requirements.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:41 PM
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There isn't any great surprise if there are no sprinkler licenses in Oklahoma. That wouldn't mean an install could ignore construction codes that give backflow prevention requirements.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:42 PM
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http://www.ok.gov/section.php?sec_id=19#skipcontent
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:57 PM
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OK, so that's a "no, they don't require a license". Are there many other states that don't require any training to do this type of work?
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:00 PM
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"According to the Irrigation Association, only a handful of states require licensing: Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Texas."

Just found that. I had no idea. I thought almost everyone had to be licensed.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:04 PM
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Well I can speak for CT. You need a licence to wipe your a.s.s
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:09 PM
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Texas doesn't require any experience, just pass the test and you're a LI???

most states require at least 3 or 4 years of experience in the field, they also group the irrigation lic. under landscaping or require a general.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:46 PM
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Do as you want in Colorado (at least in C Springs). No plans to submit, no license needed, spray what you want where you want. It sucks in a way, but its great in a way.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:33 PM
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Ditto for VA. However, cities are stringent on permits (aka revenue streams).
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