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Certification Renewal Process
I’m certified, now what?? All certified individuals are required to submit 20 CEUs every two-year cycle and submit an annual renewal fee!
Renewal Fees Are the responsibility of the certified individual Invoiced in mid-October with a due date of December 31 Current member fees –One certification:$50 –Two or more certifications:$100 Current nonmember fees –One certification:$100 –Two or more certifications:$150
Continuing Education Units 20 CEUs are required every two-year cycle Submit CEUs beginning the year after you become certified At least 10 CEUs submitted per cycle must be irrigation-related No more than 10 CEUs per cycle can be submitted from the green industry or business related classes (5 per year) No carry-over hours are allowed
How do I earn CEUs? Six Categories Irrigation Training – Tier 1 – irrigation specific courses (earn one CEU per one hour of attendance) Irrigation Training – Tier 2 – irrigation specific in- house training (earn.5 CEU per one hour of attendance) Irrigation Training – Tier 3 – green industry or business classes (trade shows) (earn.25 CEU per one hour of attendance)
How do I earn CEUs? Irrigation Association Certifications – earn an additional IA certification (10 CEUs per certification) Irrigation Association Leadership Roles – serve on a IA board, IA affiliate state irrigation association board member, or state irrigation licensing board (5 CEUs per year max) Irrigation Educational Content Developer – write irrigation reference material or articles (2 CEUs per article or chapter)
Documentation All CEUs should be documented Keep certificates or other material to verify attendance in a course Keep badges and on-site programs from trade shows to verify attendance, mark sessions that you attended All certified individuals may be audited and required to submit documentation of CEUs IACB audits 10% of certified individuals annually
What doesn’t count for CEUs? Landscape lighting courses Pesticide application courses Certifications from other organizations Working your own company’s booth at a trade show
How do I submit CEUs? CEUs should be submitted online on the IA website: You must be logon to the IA website to access the submit CEU pages You can currently submit via fax or mail for a fee of $25
What happens if I don’t renew? Your certification will be suspended on February 1 You will be notified by mail when this occurs You will not be listed in the online certified professional directory You will lose your certification!
Responsibility YOUR CERTIFICATION IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!