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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2022: Jan. 11 – Feb. 22 (English)

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM | Live Webinar
Cost: None

From watersheds to water budgets, audits and controller programming, you’ll learn the science and principles of water-efficient landscapes.

This prestigious Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certificate training is offered in FREE, weekly, 2-hour webinars with instruction by one of the industry’s most respected educators.

  • Participation is limited to individuals who live or work in San Diego County.
  • Who should attend? Irrigation technicians; supervisors; designers; gardeners; account, operations and production managers
  • Need CEUs? You’re invited.
Tue Jan. 11: Class 2 –  Sustainable landscaping principles and practices.
Class 3 –  Soil properties and optimizing water interaction.
Tue Jan. 18: Class 1 –  Water cycle, watershed, water supplies.
Class 4 –  Plant water needs and mastering basic water budgets.
Tue Jan. 25: Class 5 –  Irrigation systems, water pressure and application rates.
Class 6 –  Maintenance and troubleshooting system issues.
Tue Feb. 01: Class 7 –  Irrigation System Auditing provides mastery of distribution uniformity and precipitation rate calculations.
Tue Feb. 08: Irrigation Audit Exercise (virtual): How observations and testing lead to run times.
Tue Feb. 15: Class 8 –  Irrigation scheduling and how run times integrate water budgets.
Class 9 –  Optimizing controller programming and sensor options.
Tue Feb. 22: Class 10Case study and Review. What 70% water savings looks like.
Certification exam preparation: Practice test and Q&A


Certification Exam (optional):
Available in-person or online. In-person exams are FREE. A $30 exam proctoring fee applies to online exams. We offer multiple dates/times/locations on March 10, 11, 14, 16. Final exam options will be published Feb. 1.


Lead Instructor:
Tiffany Faulstich, LEED Green Associate, QWEL, ISA, NALP;
President, Botanicon Inc; CA C-27 License #1051100

Questions?
Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

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

2022: Jan. 20 – Mar. 3 (English)

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

From watersheds to water budgets, audits and controller programming, learn the science and principles of water-efficient landscapes in an interactive and engaging class.

  • Participation is limited to individuals who live or work in San Diego County.
  • Who should attend? Irrigation technicians; supervisors; designers; gardeners; account, operations and production managers
  • Need CEUs? Join us!
Thu Jan. 20: Class 2 –  Sustainable landscaping principles and practices.
Class 3 –  Soil properties and optimizing water interaction.
Thu Jan. 27: Class 1 –  Water cycle, watershed, water supplies.
Class 4 –  Plant water needs and mastering basic water budgets.
Thu Feb. 03: Class 5 –  Irrigation systems, water pressure and application rates.
Class 6 –  Maintenance and troubleshooting system issues.
Thu Feb. 10: Class 7 –  Irrigation System Auditing provides mastery of distribution uniformity and precipitation rate calculations.
Thu Feb. 17: Irrigation Audit Exercise (virtual): How observations and testing lead to run times. This challenging class is also a favorite.
Thu Feb. 24: Class 8 – Irrigation scheduling principles and integrating run times with water budgets.
Class 9 –  Optimizing controller programming and sensor options.
Thu Mar. 03: Class 10Case study and Review. What 70% water savings looks like.
Certification exam preparation: Practice test and Q&A


Certification Exam:
Available in-person or online the week of Mar. 14. In-person exams are FREE. A $30 exam proctoring fee applies to online exams.

Lead Instructor:
Tiffany Faulstich, LEED Green Associate, QWEL, ISA, NALP;
President, Botanicon Inc; CA C-27 License #1051100

Questions?
Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

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

2022 Spring: MiraCosta College HORT 126

QWEL training is a component of the Horticulture Department Irrigation and Water Management course — HORT 126. Attend this essential MiraCosta College course and you’ll learn QWEL principles and practices enriched by how-to labs and earn college credits. Course description

Begins: Jan. 24, 2022
College tuition and fees apply.
MiraCosta College (Oceanside)

Instructor: Megan Allison, Department Chair