Irrigation Contractor Review (CIC)

This course deals directly with the issue of wise water management. Students will review advanced soil/water plant relationships, advanced scheduling, system uniformity and efficiency details, pumps, job safety requirements, national codes affecting our industry, and water conservation. This class is designed to prepare students for the Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) exam, focusing on the key areas contractors typically struggle with when preparing for the CIC exam. Exam registration is NOT included with class registration. To apply for the exam, please visit the Certification section of the IA web site.

Course Outline

Unit 1 Introduction to class & exam

Unit 2 Scheduling

Unit 3 Hydraulics

Unit 4 Wire Sizing

Unit 5 Pumps

Unit 6 Codes & Laws

Unit 7 Business

Unit 8 Review

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Create an efficient watering schedule

2. Explain advanced design topics

3. Explain pump operation and interactions with the system

4. Implement local building / installation codes

5. Implement basic business laws and practices

Suggested Prerequisites

  • Introduction to Irrigation and Installation
  • Irrigation Technician’s Course
  • Landscape Irrigation Design Process
  • Landscape Irrigation Auditor Course