Certification Programs for
Irrigation Professionals Questions
How did EPA set the final specifications for certification programs for irrigation professionals?
EPA set the final specifications for certification programs for irrigation professionals to address both efficient irrigation system components and services. This will help customers identify professional service providers that embrace and encourage the use of water-efficient practices to enhance performance and efficiency.
What certification programs are eligible for the WaterSense label?
WaterSense has recognized certification programs for irrigation professionals that meet the specification criteria. The specifications address certification programs in three categories:
- Irrigation Auditor: Applies to programs that certify irrigation professionals who assess the proper functioning of existing irrigation systems, perform water audits, and recommend watering schedules.
- Irrigation Installation and Maintenance Professional: Applies to programs that certify irrigation professionals who install new irrigation systems and/or repair and maintain existing irrigation systems.
- Irrigation Designer: Applies to programs that certify irrigation professionals who develop the design of new irrigation systems and/or modifications to existing irrigation systems.
How can certification programs for irrigation professionals use the label?
In order to use the label, the certifying organization must have signed a partnership agreement with EPA and have applied for and been accepted to use the label for its certification program(s).
Can certified irrigation professionals use the WaterSense label?
Individuals who become certified under a WaterSense labeled certification program are not allowed to use the WaterSense label directly on their business cards, vehicles, promotional materials, etc. However, professionals certified under WaterSense labeled programs that provide services consistent with WaterSense specifications, can become WaterSense partners and use the WaterSense partner logo to promote their certification.