How do I find the IA University class and certification exam schedule for the week?
The Schedule of Events tab on the Irrigation Show and Education Week website includes the general schedule of events occurring throughout the week. Click on the IA University and Certification webpages to view the schedule for specific IA University classes and certification exams sessions.
When do I get my class materials for the IA University class(es) I registered for?
Manuals or student workbooks will be handed out to students at the door of each classroom as early as 30-minutes prior to the start of class. Please note that you will be required to sign in with the IA representative at the door before you are handed a book. You must show your Irrigation Show and Education Week badge to the IA representative to ensure you’re currently registered for the class.
If I registered for more than one IA University class, will I receive all my class materials at once?
No, you will receive the manual or student workbook associated with the individual class at the start of the class after you sign in with the IA representative.
How do I earn CEUs for attending an IA University class?
To earn the CEUs assigned to an IA University class, you must attend the entire class. After the 2023 Irrigation Show and Education Week has concluded, you can expect to receive an IA certificate of attendance within five weeks — typically the first month of the new year (January 2024). The certificates are personalized and will include the name of the classes taken, where it was taken and the number of CEUs earned. No-shows will not receive a certificate. No one will be admitted after the class has begun, so plan accordingly to be on time.
Please keep track of all IA University classes you take and be sure to submit the assigned CEU value onto your IA account.
How do I know what topics IA University classes will cover?
Descriptions of IA University classes being offered in 2023 can be found on the show website or directly in the show registration pages. Some of the classes being taught this year are offered by the IA year-round, so you can also learn more about them under the Education tab.
Will breaks be offered during an IA University class?
Yes, instructors will incorporate break times throughout the class.
Does purchasing an IA University class automatically include an IA certification exam?
No, registration for an IA paper-and-pencil certification exam is a separate process and has an additional fee.
If I register for an IA University class, is it mandatory to take an IA certification exam?
No, taking a class does not mean you have to take an IA certification exam. Registration for IA certification exams is a separate process and has an additional fee.
How do I confirm the IA University classes that I registered for?
Log in to your IA account and select the View Previous Orders/Online Classes button. All the registration items you selected will be itemized on your receipt.
At the Irrigation Show and Education Week registration counter, you will receive a personalized badge nestled in a lanyard. Printed on the badge will be your schedule for the week. All the events you selected during your initial registration will be included on the schedule.
Will pens, pencils and notebooks be provided in the IA University classroom?
There will be limited quantities of these items scattered around the show site; however, you are responsible for bringing your own pens, pencils and notebooks.
Are we required to bring a laptop to an IA University class?
You are not required to bring a laptop, but some IA instructors like to provide digital copies of class worksheets prior to the first day. Please keep a close eye on your emails following your completed registration.