1. Attend a QWEL certification workshop
2. Complete an irrigation system audit using the QWEL irrigation audit form
3. Pass the QWEL exam with a score of 75 out of 100 or more
4. Maintain your certification with two (2) continuing education units (CEUs) each calendar year
FREE, or low cost, 20-hour certification workshops are provided by QWEL Professional Certifying Organizations (PCOs) and include everything needed to become certified.
Visit the training calendar to find and register for a workshop in your area.
Complete an irrigation audit using the QWEL irrigation audit form. An irrigation audit is an assessment of how effective an irrigation system is at applying water and is included as part of a QWEL certification workshop. The results can be used to develop an irrigation schedule and prioritize system improvements.
Pass the QWEL exam with a score of 75 out of 100 or more. The QWEL exam is a 100 question multiple choice exam that is held at the end of the certification workshop with a time limit of 3-hours. The exam includes a mixture of question types to test candidates knowledge of the material including factual questions, calculations, and others that require the use of charts and tables.
Maintain your certification with two (2) continuing education units (CEUs) each calendar year. 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.