Certified Irrigation DESIGNER - CID
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Who is Certification for?
If you’re currently designing irrigation systems that are efficient and sustainable, then you may wish to become a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID). The certification grants you a point of difference in the market and a Certified Irrigation Designer is highly regarded by customers to provide a service that meets or exceeds the average industry standards.
The Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) program is owned by the Irrigation Association (US). The certification is exam based. All marking and grading of exams are done in the USA. More than one speciality can be obtained.
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How to Apply
STEP 1: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION & ELIGIBILITY
Minimum of one (1) year experience in irrigation or a related field to apply to become a Certified Irrigation Designer.
Upon completion of registration and payment, you will be provided with the Step 2/3 Resource Manual for studying. Note that it is recommended you purchase the Irrigation 6th Edition (extra cost to the exam) as this reference is used throughout the CID exam process.
STEP 2: INDUSTRY PREQUALIFICATION EXAM
- After review of the study material, advise Irrigation Australia of a date you would like to sit the industry pre-qualification exam. You need to achieve a pass mark 70% to proceed to Step 3.
Irrigation Australia will be in contact with you to finalise the date and location of your exam.
STEP 3: GENERAL EXAMS
- Minimum of three (3) years industry experience is required to sit for the general Agriculture Irrigation or Landscape/Turf Irrigation exam. You will need to achieve the pass mark of 70% to proceed to the 4th and last step.
STEP 4: SPECIALTY EXAMS
The Step 3 General Exam determines the area from which the Step 4 specialty exam can be chosen. More than one specialty can be obtained. A pass mark of 70% or more is required for this exam.
A PASS IN AGRICULTURAL IRRIGATION PROVIDES A CHOICE OF:
- Drip Micro Irrigation
- Surface Irrigation
- Sprinkler Irrigation
A PASS IN LANDSCAPE/TURF IRRIGATION PROVIDES CHOICE OF:
- Commercial Irrigation or
- Golf Course Irrigation
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.
10 points are needed every 12 months no matter how many CID credentials you have. Points awarded above 10 (to a maximum of 10 points) can be accrued to the next year.
How to add your CPD
To renew your Certification online, you will need to go to MY CPD via the Member Centre and click ADD ACTIVITY. You can select from the drop down list and add relevant points to your CPD.
These activities will be approved and verified by IAL and upon reaching the minimum of 10 points over the 12 months. You will receive an email advising that you have met the criteria for renewal.
Reminders will be sent periodically both before and after your renewal date.
If you are experiencing difficulty, please contact the IAL office on 1800 949 891 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist with your renewal or CPD activity. CID – CPD Points Allocation V2 August 2021
Certified Irrigation Designers who do not renew are considered to be inactive and are not permitted to use their CID status for professional reasons until they renew their certification.
If the inactive period is less than three years, renewal can be made by paying all renewal fees and submitting sufficient CPD – Continuous Professional Development points to cover the inactive period/s.
If the inactive period is for more than three years, the certification is forfeited and re-certification will require the applicant to start the certification process over from the beginning, including all relevant examinations.
Require assistance? Contact Irrigation Australia on 07 3517 4000
Step 1 Application Fee 405
Step 2 Pre-Qualification Exam 825
Step 3 General Exam (Agriculture & Landscape Turf) 825
Step 4 Speciality Exam - Agriculture: Drip Micro | Sprinkler | Surface 825
Step 4 Speciality Exam - Landscape Turf: Commercial | Golf 1,300
Resit Exam 305
Certification Renewal Fee 205