How Can I Become a Certified Irrigation Contractor?
When you hire a contractor for a project at your home or business, you want to make sure that they are a credible and competent company or individual who is an expert in the field. One of the best ways to become more credible and to earn the trust of potential customers is with a license or certification, proving that you have studied the ins and outs of a particular industry and that you are qualified to assist with those projects. For landscapers and irrigation specialists, becoming a CIC (Certified Irrigation Contractor) helps you stand out with a competitive edge in your industry. Here at Hydro-Rain® we manufacture the highest quality irrigation products, and often work with CICs. Let’s take a look at what the requirements and benefits of becoming a CIC are.
Requirements to Become a CIC
In order to earn and maintain your certification, there are several important requirements that you must meet. These include:
- Register for the exam with the Irrigation Association
- Pass the exam (recommended three years of related field experience)
- Comply with the Select Certified Code of Ethics
- Remain in good standing (continuing education every 2 years)
Part of being in compliance with the Select Certified Code of Ethics includes using responsible procedures for irrigation systems, including the design, installation, management, and maintenance. This is where our irrigation products can help, since you can rest assured that the quality of our products will make your job easier, allowing for you to stay compliant and maintain your certification. You can register for the exam at a date and time that works best for you.
Benefits of Becoming a CIC
Becoming a Certified Irrigation Contractor can be beneficial for your career in the efficient water management industry. Some of these benefits include:
- Gain the trust of potential customers and reassure existing customers
- Gain more credibility within the industry and potential employers
- Demonstrate your commitment to your craft and industry
According to the Irrigation Association, earning a certificate to be a CIC can also quality you for the EPA WaterSense program, which can even further benefit your credibility as an industry expert. Completing the WaterSense program and earning that certification can get you listed in the EPA’s online directory, and even qualify you to use WaterSense promotional labels directly on your business cards. Learn more about the WaterSense program.
Contact The Irrigation Experts
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us today or visit the Irrigation Association CIC page here for more information! Hydro-Rain® is built for speed and is an irrigation contractor’s best friend. We offer a contractor-grade line of products to make your life easier, and in turn keep your customers happy. Reach out to us for all of your irrigation needs and we will reply to you shortly. Our commitment to the essential values of integrity, lasting relationships, and fair dealing is at the heart of Hydro-Rain®, so let’s work together to bring your customers the best technology in irrigation.