CIC books

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by lyonsprinklers, Jun 12, 2012.

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  1. lyonsprinklers

    lyonsprinklers LawnSite Member
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    I want to take the Certified Irrigation Contractor exam, but I would rather pick up used copies of the study material than pay full price for the books from the IA. Anyone have a good idea? (there is nothing on Amazon or eBay, I have been looking for months).

    Also, is it worth it? I almost never get asked for credentials, and I am wondering if it is worth the investment.

    My background:
    -3 years as an Apprentice Journeyman Plumber (throughout high school).
    -1 summer as a Sprinkler Repair Foreman for a full service landscaper.
    -1 summer as an under-the-table sub-contractor for doing repair and upgrades for four lawn mowing companies.
    -1 summer at Red Butte Botanical Garden doing irrigation and horticulture.
    -1 year at an irrigation supply warehouse managing their retail sales and designing new systems for small/ medium homes.
    -7 years doing repair as a part time job (about 10-20 hours a week during the summer) for supplemental income.
     
  2. I may get my head bit off but I don't think anything from the IA does much good business wise. Do it for self fulfillment reasons but it won't mean hooey to most customers.
     
  3. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's CIC dude. :laugh:
     
  4. lyonsprinklers

    lyonsprinklers LawnSite Member
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    I was thinking that might be the case. But I am gunning for a full time job in the industry, and even though I am able to do everything they want, they are asking that the candidates have a CIC. So that gets me back to needing the books, but not wanting to pay full price.
     
  5. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. lyonsprinklers

    lyonsprinklers LawnSite Member
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    Cool, thanks for the links.
     

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