Certified irrigation contractors install, maintain and repair irrigation systems.
Certified irrigation designers establish specifications and design drawings for irrigation projects.
Certified landscape irrigation auditors are involved in the quantification of landscape irrigation water use.
Certified landscape water managers evaluate, operate,manage and improve landscape irrigation systems to achieve the highest level of water conservation possible.
To become a certified as an Irrigation Landscape Contractor, an applicant must have a minimum of three (3) years experience working with the construction, repair, maintenance, improvement, and alteration of a landscaping irrigation system and/or educational experience. Field experience must be acquired after January 1, 1997 while employed under a certified contractor. New legislation taking effect approximately July 15, 2010 will change the experience requirements to: a minimum of 3 year’s experience within the past 15 years in the field of landscape irrigation. Field experience acquired after January 1, 1997 must comply with the requirements of P.L. 1991, c. 27 (C.45:5AA et seq.)(cf:P.L.1991, c. 27, s.4).
You must be certified to test a backflow prevention device assembly in all states.
ASSE professional qualifications standards established minimum industry requirements for backflow prevention assembly testers, backflow prevention assembly repairers, and cross-connection control surveyors.