Landscape Certifications

Certified Irrigation Technician

Certification gives you a competitive edge. Become a certified irrigation technician and

  • add instant credibility with employers
  • increase your job opportunities.
  • demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.

CIT Overview

CITs are field technicians who install, maintain and repair irrigation systems. CITs

  • cut and join pipe, know the limitations of different piping systems and understand basic hydraulics.
  • lay out and install piping and water delivery components; backflow prevention components; mechanical, hydraulic and electrical irrigation controls; and other irrigation system components.
  • troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems.

Becoming a CIT

To become a CIT, you must:

CIT Exam Fees

Irrigation Technician Exam Fee — $175 (Member), $300 (Nonmember) 
Exam Retake Fee — $175 (Member), $300 (Nonmember)  
Annual Renewal Fee (one certification) — $75 (Member), $125 (Nonmember); plus $25 for each additional certification 

See the Certification Candidate Handbook for exam policies, procedures and fees outside of North America.