What is the difference between an irrigation license and an irrigation certification?

An irrigation license grants the legal right to perform irrigation work such as design, installation, and/or maintenance and repairs. Not all areas require a license in order to work as an irrigation contractor. Always consult local building codes for licensing requirements.

A certification is issued from an organization, such as The Irrigation Association, and helps to prove your knowledge on a specific topic and dedication to the irrigation industry overall. A certification does not grant the legal right to perform irrigation contracting work.