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IA Certs

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Flow Control, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    How many of you have I.A. certifications. I been seeing it as a requirement more and more on commercial bidding.
  2. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 829

    I just got back to you on your PM
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Always wanted to get their certification but been too lazy I guess. Some of their certification is becoming the standard in some states as those states further develop their licensing and certification programs. :)
  4. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    I have the Irrigation Auditor certification. Took the course about 2 years ago.

    1.5 days course, then you take a 75 question test, which you must get a 70% or better to pass.

    It then takes the IA 2 months to send you the results. And then its only pass or fail- you don't know how well you did on the test.

    Paid $400. for the "privilege". of waiting 2 months.

    It was a really good course thou. The instructor was top notch.
  5. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 829

    oh yea... that's a good point ICS... if you are taking it for bidding purposes... it takes a LONG time for them to send out the results.

    I don't know why it takes so long.. the CIC is multiple choice... it may even be on a scantron
  6. H2O

    H2O LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 34

    I'm the webmaster for a MA irrigation contractor who is IA CIC.

    The importance of IA Certification is growing daily. Pro landscapers can decipher estimates, but Joe Public usually can't. The IA credentials help customers identify qualified contractors. Its a great selling tool, that sets companies apart from the crowd.

    Massachusetts does not license irrigation contractors. But a bill that is currently under review will require all MA irrigation contractors to be licensed, this bill & license will require IA CIC.

    Not So Funny coincidence that i stumbled across this thread. Today i found a MA N. Shore irrigation contractor who is falsely advertising that his irrigation company is MA licensed AND IA certified, unfortunately for this dishonest shmuck, not he nor anyone in his company is IA certified. The IA does not take false ads lightly!

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