Maintain Your Certification

CEU Audit Requirements 

To protect the integrity of the Select Certified program, the IA Certification Board conducts an annual audit to validate continuing education units submitted by certified professionals. Participation in the audit is mandatory.

If you are selected for the audit, you must submit supporting documentation for CEUs earned during the previous two-year cycle. Individuals who are unable to provide acceptable documentation for some or all of their submitted CEUs will receive a letter outlining the needed corrective action.

Certified individuals who fail to respond to the initial audit request will receive a second letter and email reminders. Certified individuals who fail to respond to requests for documentation or corrective action will have their certifications revoked. To reactivate their certifications, individuals must retake all required exams.

In case you are audited, you should keep written, supporting documentation for all continuing education activities for the current and previous two-year CEU cycles.

Examples of acceptable supporting documentation are provided below, as well as examples of what is not acceptable.

What is acceptable supporting documentation that verifies CEU earning activities?

Irrigation Association CEUs

  • If you attended an IA-sponsored event, you do not need to submit the documentation (it is already on file with the IA); however, you still need to submit the activity to your IA account.
  • Log on to your IA account online and submit information here.

Trade Show Attendance Verification

  • a copy of your badge and a show/conference brochure
  • an email from an exhibitor thanking you for stopping by their booth during the show/conference

Writing Irrigation Material

  • a copy of articles written that lists you as the author of reference material, irrigation books, irrigation-related technical papers or articles for irrigation publications

Irrigation Leadership Roles

  • a letter from a local or state irrigation association or state irrigation licensing board or committee to verify the activity and length of time for your service; letter must be in writing on organization letterhead or from a board member’s work email address

In-person Training

  • a certificate of attendance that includes your name, the sponsoring organization name, the date of the activity and the assigned CEU value
  • course syllabus or schedule, preferably signed by the instructor or coordinator

In-house Training

  • an email or letter on company letterhead from a supervisor or staff member who conducted the training, verifying your participation, the date, length of event and content covered

Online Training

  • a completion code provided to you after completing an online training
  • an email thanking you for completing the online training that includes your name, the sponsoring organization name, the date of the activity and the assigned CEU value
  • title of webinar, sponsor name, content covered and length of time of the webinar as well as screenshots of the beginning, middle and end of the in-progress training

Training You Conducted

  • copy of the syllabus/session content, with dates and times of the activity and verification from the sponsoring organization that you taught the class/session on those specific dates and times
  • class roster of attendees

Training You Conducted In-house

  • an email from a supervisor to verify the date, title of session and length of time for each training you conducted in writing on company letterhead or from the supervisor’s work email address
  • a list of employees who attended the session

What is NOT acceptable supporting documentation that verifies CEU earning activities?

  • a receipt of purchase for CEU earning activities
  • an email of registration confirmation for CEU earning activities
  • a promise to obtain acceptable verification for CEU earning activities