Irrigation Association to launch updated certification exam

October 4, 2018 -  By
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The Irrigation Association (IA) Certification Board will launch the revised landscape certified irrigation exam during the 2018 Irrigation Show & Education Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 3-7.

“This updated exam reflects the IA Certification Board’s efforts to keep IA certification exams fresh and relevant to the changing industry,” said IA CEO Deborah Hamlin. “The IA conducts job analyses to ensure that its certification exams are legally defensible and based on what individuals within the profession do in the field and how they apply their knowledge.”

This new CIC exam content outline was developed as a result of a job task analysis finalized in June 2018. While the exam domains have remained the same, the subdomains have expanded, according to the IA.

The IA Certification Board will introduce new items for beta testing on a new form of the 150-question CIC exam. The new items will not be scored and won’t statistically alter the quality of the exam. Those who pass the exam will become certified irrigation contractors.

The IA Certification Board is an independent board that governs the IA certification program. Board members work closely with volunteers, industry subject-matter experts and IA staff regarding important aspects of the certification program.

The “Certification Candidate Handbook” also has been updated with a new specification sheet and content outline for the CIC exam. Additional study references for this exam can be found here.

Individuals interested in taking the CIC exam or another IA certification exam during the Irrigation Show can visit the Irrigation Show website for more information, exam schedules and to register. Taking an exam at the show requires advance registration and a separate fee; registration is required by Nov. 18.

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