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Agricultural Equipment Operators

Certification Description
Certified irrigation contractors install, maintain and repair irrigation systems.
Execute irrigation projects to meet all specifications and requirements.
Prepare installation sites, including layout, staking, excavation, boring, trenching, grading and back-filling.
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.
Understand good business practices; construction contracts and their legal rights and obligations; and licensing laws and codes in their state.

Certifying Organization
Irrigation Association

Certification Details
● Education and Training Required? Yes
● Work Experience Required? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Renewal Required? Every 2 Years
● Renew through Continuing Educational Units (CEU)? Yes
● Renew through Re-Examination? No
● Renew through Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? No
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Certified Irrigation Contractor Website

Source: CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).