Continuing Education

Annual renewal of your QWEL certificate is FREE, but requires that you participate in continuing education that relates to irrigation and water management. Continuing education is self-reported through the QWEL Pro Intranet. Two (2) continuing education units (CEUs) are required each calendar year.

Submit CEUs

WHAT QUALIFIES AS A QWEL CEU?

  • Attend irrigation or green industry short courses, seminars, or webinars. Each hour of training equals one (1) CEU. Refreshment and meal breaks are not eligible as training time.
  • Attend irrigation or green industry trade shows, field days or meetings. One (1) CEU per event.
  • Teach or attend an in-house irrigation training courses, in-person or online. These courses will normally be conducted by irrigation or green industry manufacturers, distributors, dealer or QWEL certified in-house company staff. Each hour of instruction equals (1) CEU.
  • Conduct an irrigation audit. One (1) audit for one (1) CEU per year.
  • At least one (1) CEU must relate to efficient irrigation. 

IDEAS FOR QWEL CEUs

EFFICIENT IRRIGATION TOPICS

  • Irrigation systems
  • Drip irrigation
  • Weather based irrigation controllers
  • Soil moisture sensing technologies
  • Flow sensing technologies
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Water budgeting

GREEN INDUSTRY TOPICS

  • Sustainable landscaping
  • Green stormwater infrastructure
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Greywater
  • Horticulture and landscape maintenance
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Firescaping

ONLINE CEU OPPORTUNITIES