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2018 IIABC 39th Annual Convention and Tradeshow Announcement!

 

We are very excited to announce that the 2018 IIABC 39th Annual   Convention and Tradeshow will be held at the breath taking Vancouver Island Conference Centre located in Beautiful Nanaimo, BC November 26  - November 30, 2018!

  Course registration opens May 1, 2018! 

Certified Irrigation Technician - Level 1

* If you are not planning on taking the CIT Level-1 & CIT Level-2 courses back-to-back please register for the second offering of CIT-Level 1 

Course Description

This one day CIT- Level 1 course will provide registrants with basic information for the installation and maintenance of an
irrigation system. The course covers anatomy of an irrigation system, pipes and fittings, introduction to hydraulics, instruction on reading an irrigation plan, gluing pipe and backfilling. Also covered are start up procedures and winterization of a system.

No pre-requisite required for the course.  Some irrigation experience is an asset and recommended prior to writing the exam.

CIT-1 Exam is an additional fee of $100 (only members are eligible to write exam). 

Course books & handouts are included in the fee and provided at the course.  

 

Certified Irrigation Technician - Level 1

Course Description

This one day CIT- Level 1 course will provide registrants with basic information for the installation and maintenance of an
irrigation system. The course covers anatomy of an irrigation system, pipes and fittings, introduction to hydraulics, instruction on reading an irrigation plan, gluing pipe and backfilling. Also covered are start up procedures and winterization of a system.

Course books & handouts are included in the fee and provided at the course.  

No pre-requisite required for the course.  Some irrigation experience is an asset and recommended prior to writing the exam.

CIT-1 Exam is an additional fee of $100 (only members are eligible to write exam). 

Landscape Drip Design Course

Course Description

This one day course will provide basic information for anyone designing and operating drip and micro systems for landscape. Learn to design a system for single plants and bedding plants by calculating water requirements based on ET, soil & plant root zone storage capacity. Calculate application operating times & application rates. This course is also helpful for anyone planning to apply & write the CID Landscape Drip Design exam in future.

Course books & handouts are included in the fee and provided at the course.  

Pre-requisite: A general knowledge of Irrigation Design is an asset. 

No exam tied directly to this course.

Certified Irrigation Design (CID) Exam Opportunity

To schedule a CID exam rewrite please contact kim@irrigationbc.com  or call the IIABC office: 604-287-8222. 

To Register for A CID Exam:

  1. Download the Certification Program Application form: Certification Program Exam Application Form-2017
  2. Complete the registration form and email, fax or mail the form along with payment to the IIABC.
  3. The textbook will be mailed to you. Study the textbook (which does not include a study guide.)  Irrigation Design training courses  are recommended and may be taken where available at an extra cost.   The exam is open book.
  4. After a 30 day minimum study period applicant is eligible to write their CID exam.  Check the IIABC website for upcoming group exam dates or contact the IIABC office to set up an appointment.  
    Group exams are held at the IIABC's Annual Convention in December or in February or March each year in Abbotsford. 
  5. Exam passing grade is 75% or greater.
  6. CID Rewrite fees are  $50.00 (+GST).

Electrical Troubleshooting

Course Description

Morning
Learn how to properly use volt-ohm meters and how to diagnose wiring problems based on their readings. Diagnose field wiring problems without leaving the controller. Learn the most effective steps to sort out confusing electrical problems so you’ll rarely need to run new wire.

Afternoon
Learn more advanced methods of electrical troubleshooting. Covers battery operated timers, D.C. solenoids and solar units, A.C. transformers and phasing. Discuss fault finding equipment, amp readings and proper ground techniques.

Course books & handouts are included in the fee and provided at the course.  

No Pre-requisite required.

No exam with this course.  

Certified Irrigation Technician - Level 2 Landscape

Course Description

This two day CIT-Level 2 Landscape course will provide information on Principles of Hydraulics, backflow prevention fundamentals, irrigation system operational troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, controller troubleshooting and basic quoting. In addition, registrants will be learning how to schedule an irrigation system based on soils, precipitation and general plant type.

Course books & handouts are included in the fee and provided at the course.  

Pre-requisite:  CIT-Level 1 certification. 

CIT-2 Exam is an additional fee of $100 (only members are eligible to write exam). 

Advanced Turf Irrigation Design Course

Course Description

This one-day workshop focuses on advanced irrigation design and management principles. Learn how to combine soils, plant water
use and climatic data to establish system design parameters. Conduct detailed friction loss calculations. Determine water source
supply capabilities. Determine system components & function.

This irrigation design workshop aims to help designers become more proficient in irrigation designing.  It is a good refresher for those preparing to write CID Turf-Residential or Commercial exams.  No CID exam is directly tied to this course which means a highly proficient designer who is an IIABC member may enroll for a CID Exam (the textbook will be mailed) and write exam without any required courses.  

Pre-requisites:  Fundamentals of Design course or be enrolled & studying for an IIABC Certified Irrigation Design Exam. 

Bring textbook & calculator to class:  Those enrolled in a CID Turf -Residential exam or Turf-Commercial exam should bring their textbook to class called the "Turf Irrigation Manual"  author Richard B. Choate. 

Textbook may be otherwise borrowed for course.  Or a course registrant has the option to purchase the textbook at a cost of $70.00 by contacting the IIABC office.

Fundamentals of Irrigation Design

Course Description

This 1.5 day course will cover the basics of turf and landscape irrigation design and application. Attendees will learn about irrigation system equipment and components; system hydraulics and friction losses; sprinkler selection, spacing and layout; precipitation and developing a basic irrigation schedule.

Course books & handouts are included in the fee and provided at the course.  

No Pre-requisite required.

No exam with this course.

Contractor Business Course

Course Description

Learn How to Budget for Profits
This  course will provide instruction on how to prepare proper bids that include overhead costs, materials and labour. This one day course covers the basics of business planning, accounting, estimating and evaluating the health of your business. This course one of the requirements for the IIABC’s Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) Company Certification. A take- home exam must be completed and passed to gain a certificate for this course. Passing mark required is 75%. No Pre-requisite required.

Exam for Contractor Business Course Certificate:
The exam must be successfully passed to gain a certificate for this course.  Minimum passing grade is 75%.  The exam may be written at the end of the course or completed as a take-home exam.

Course books & handouts are included in the fee and provided at the course.  

No Pre-requisite required.

Pump Course

Course Description

This one day course will provide an overview of water sources and types of pumps typically used for irrigation. Learn to determine the total dynamic head used for selection a pump and determine the pump that will work for your application. Installation methods for common pumps will also be covered.

Course books & handouts are included in the fee and provided at the course.  

Recommended: A good understanding of the installation and operation of an irrigation system.

No exam with this course.