Qualified Water Efficient
Landscaper Training

Class Schedule

Now ONLINE! Get the QWEL advantage . . . wherever you are.
This professional certificate training is highly rated by industry pros and recognized with the WaterSense® label.

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Peak irrigation efficiency: Site evaluation, system audits, testing and calculations to increase run-time efficiency

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | Live Webinar
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: None

This interactive webinar focuses irrigation professionals on peak season maintenance and run-time essentials.

  • Participation is limited to individuals who live or work in San Diego County.
  • Who should attend? Irrigation technicians, account managers, supervisors, designers and operations managers
  • Need CEUs? Join us! Meets APLD, CLCA, IA and QWEL continuing education requirements.

Please Bring
Calculator, pen/pencil, scratch paper
Irrigation Audit Exercise form: download here

Takeaways

  • Prioritize turfgrass maintenance for water efficiency.
  • Understand application device impacts.
  • Understand distribution uniformity and irrigation efficiency.
  • Steps to conduct a turf audit for overhead spray.
  • Calculation of low quarter distribution uniformity, net precipitation rate, cycles and run time.
  • Understanding of “precipitation rate” and “matched precipitation rate”
  • Basic understanding of a drip irrigation audit.

Instructor:
Tiffany Faulstich, LEED Green Associate, QWEL, ISA, NALP | President, Botanicon Inc.; Lecturer, Cal Poly College Of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences | California License C-27 #1051100

Questions? Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

Registration is required.
Confirmation email will include your personal webinar link.

How much (summer) water? Irrigation devices, plant needs, slopes and tips from the pros.

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022 | Live Webinar
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost: None

Learn why all irrigation minutes are not created equal. Understand water-efficient nozzles, drip, soil percolation and irrigating slopes. This interactive webinar is for the DIY and pro.

  • Participation is limited to individuals who live or work in San Diego County.
  • Who should attend? Landscape pros, DIY gardeners, master gardeners, HOA landscape committee and Board members
  • Need CEUs? Join us! Meets APLD, CLCA, IA and QWEL continuing education requirements.

Instructor:
Tiffany Faulstich, LEED Green Associate, QWEL, ISA, NALP; President, Botanicon Inc.; Lecturer, Cal Poly College Of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences | California License C-27 #1051100

Questions? Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

Registration is required.
Confirmation email will include your personal webinar link.

2022: Sep. 20 – Nov. 1 (English)

Time: Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM | Live Webinar
Cost: None

From soils to water budgets, audits and controller programming, learn the science and principles of water-efficient landscapes in an interactive and engaging class from leading industry educators.

  • Participation is limited to individuals who live or work in San Diego County.
  • Who should attend? Account, operations and production managers; irrigation technicians; supervisors; designers; landscape architects and gardeners
  • Online training via Zoom is mobile phone compatible.
  • 200-page, color QWEL Manual provided.
  • Need CEUs? You’re invited! Classes meet APLD, NALP, QWEL and IA criteria.
Tue Sep. 20: Class 2 –  Sustainable landscaping principles and practices.
Class 3 –  Soil properties and optimizing water interaction.
Tue Sep. 27: Class 1 –  Water cycle, watershed, water supplies.
Class 4 –  Plant water needs and mastering basic water budgets.
Tue Oct. 04: Class 5 –  Irrigation systems, water pressure and application rates.
Class 6 –  Maintenance and troubleshooting system issues.
Tue Oct. 11: Class 7 –  Irrigation System Auditing provides mastery of distribution uniformity and precipitation rate calculations.
Tue Oct. 18: Irrigation Audit Exercise (virtual): How observations and testing determine run times.
Tue Oct. 25: Class 8 –  Irrigation scheduling and how run times integrate water budgets.
Class 9 –  Optimizing controller programming and sensor options.
Tue Nov. 01: Class 10Case study and Review. What 70% water savings looks like.
Certification exam preparation: Practice test, tips and Q&A


Certification Exam:
Available in-person or online. A $30 exam proctoring fee applies to online exams. In-person exams are FREE.

Instructor:

  • Dan Conger, CLIA, CLT, CWM, QWEL; Training Manager, Baseline Systems

Questions? Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

Registration is required.
Confirmation email will include your personal webinar link.