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Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist

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Irrigation Association
Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist
6540 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, Virginia


Certified agricultural irrigation specialists manage and operate on-farm irrigation systems.
Understand surface irrigation methods and pressurized systems, including micro-irrigation and sprinklers.
Evaluate crops and determine water availability and use requirements.
Understand soil-plant-water relationships and how salinity affects irrigation.
Select the most effective irrigation methods and equipment for the application.
Develop efficient and cost-effective irrigation schedules that meet the crop's water requirement.

Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist Website


Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 1 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

This certification is related to Career and Technical Education Career Clusters.
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