QWEL (English) - Santa Clara County, CA - Online Class (Evenings)

      Register today for this FREE QWEL certification training course sponsored by Valley Water!


The QWEL training will be facilitated live over Zoom by one of our highly rated QWEL certified instructors and is available to professionals living or conducting work in Santa Clara County.

The online training will cover all sections of the QWEL reference manual. This includes topics on:

  • Sustainable landscape design principles,
  • Soil properties and health,
  • Plant water needs,
  • Overhead spray irrigation system audits,
  • Irrigation system troubleshooting and maintenance, and
  • Irrigation system programming and operation.

Attendees can download the QWEL Reference Manual for free here or purchase a paperback copy from Amazon here prior to the class.

In order to obtain QWEL certification, individuals must complete an irrigation audit (covered in class) and pass the QWEL exam. The QWEL exam will be administered the week of October 23rd.

Additional details will be provided prior to the class after you register.


  Those who earn their QWEL certification will be listed as a Certified Professional on the QWEL and U.S. EPA WaterSense websites.


Funding for this project has been provided in part from the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 and through an agreement with the State Department of Water Resources.



The QWEL online training will be offered in 2.5-hour EVENING sessions for two weeks Monday to Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning Monday, October 9th.

By registering for this class, you are committing to attend all eight of the 2.5-hour sessions. The QWEL exam will be offered in the week of October 23rd. Note that registrants will receive a link to additional pre-recorded content, which should be viewed prior to the start of the class.

PRESENTER: Chris Reamer

Since the launch of his independent eco-landscape contracting firm in 2011, Christopher Reamer has worked extensively throughout California at the cutting edge of landscape water conservation. Awarded the "Water Awareness of the Year” award in 2013 from the City of Santa Rosa for extensive work with the development of greywater, rainwater and high-efficiency irrigation systems, Chris has instructed over 40 landscape water conservation trainings in both English and Spanish, installed over 60 greywater irrigation systems and numerous water efficient landscapes for diverse clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Location: Online


Monday, October 9th, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online

Thursday, October 12th, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online

Monday, October 16th, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online

Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online

Thursday, October 19th, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online

Registration Closes: 10/04/2023

Sponsored by: California Water Efficiency Partnership

For more information, contact:

Julia Mes

Online Registration is not available.