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How to build your career as an
Application & Determination of Eligibility (Step 1)
Complete an online application. Participants must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in irrigation or a related field to apply to become a Certified Irrigation Designer.
Participants will be issued with a Step 2/3 Resource Manual for studying. It is recommended that the Irrigation 6th Edition is purchased as this reference is used throughout the CID exam process.
NOTE: CID Applications are active for a period of two years. Participants who don’t complete the three exams before their application end date will be required to renew their application to continue to sit exams.
On completion of Step 2
General Exam (Step 3)
Sit the General Agriculture Irrigation OR General Landscape/Turf Irrigation exam. You will need to achieve the pass mark of 70% to proceed to the 4th and last step.
On completion of Step 3
Specialty Exam (Step 4)
Sit and achieve the pass mark of 70% in the specialty exam. Choose between Drip-Micro Irrigation, Surface Irrigation, and Sprinkler Irrigation specialities for Agriculture Pathways.
Choose between Commercial Irrigation or Golf Course Irrigation for Landscape & Turf pathway.
Every 12 Months
Pass Pre-qualification Exam
Every 12 months participants are required to complete a re-certification process.
Irrigation Australia is ensures that certified personnel remain active in the industry and are keeping their knowledge and skills up-to-date.
Participants can demonstrate this by earning the required CPD – Continuous Professional Development points in the required timeframe to maintain their active status. Those failing to earn the required CPD points will be considered inactive.
Irrigation Australia will conduct random audits of 5% of all CPD returns each year.
Certified Irrigation Designer
You are now a trusted Certified Irrigation Designer for projects in the speciality you selected. Your goal now is taking all your knowledge and experience into practice. You have to maintain your certification by being active in the industry by earning the required CPD points in the required timeframe.