Qualified Water Efficient
Landscaper Training

Class Schedule

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

Scroll down to choose from live webinars and college courses. Get connected to learn about training opportunities as they’re added.

 

2021: June (English)

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

Prepare for the QWEL certificate exam in FREE, weekly, 2-hour webinars with one of  the region’s leading instructors.

Registration is limited to individuals who live or work in San Diego County.

Need CEUs? You’re invited too.

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Wed May 26: Class 2 – Sustainable landscaping principles and practices.
Class 3 – Soil properties and optimizing water interaction.
Wed Jun. 02: Class 1 – Water cycle, watershed, water supplies.
Class 4 – Plant water needs, and mastering basic water budgets.
Tue Jun. 08: Class 5 – Irrigation systems, water pressure and application rates.
Class 6 – Maintenance and troubleshooting system issues.
Tue Jun. 15: Class 7 – Irrigation System Auditing provides mastery of Distribution uniformity and precipitation rate calculations.
Wed Jun. 16: MAKEUP if you missed May 26
Class 2
– Sustainable landscaping principles and practices.
Class 3 – Soil properties and optimizing water interaction.
Tue Jun. 22: Irrigation Audit Exercise (virtual): How observations and testing lead to run times.
Class 8 – Irrigation scheduling and how run times integrate water budgets.
Tue Jun. 29: Class 9 – Optimizing controller programming and sensor options.
Class 10 – Case study. What 70% water savings looks like.

Certification Exam: Morning and evening online opportunities will be offered  Jul. 5 – 9.  Proctoring fee is $30.

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

Questions?
Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

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

2021: Mar 17 – May 26, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Spanish)

Work toward a QWEL certificate in FREE, weekly, 2-hour, evening classes.

From watersheds to water budgets, audits and controller programming, you’ll learn the science and principles of water-efficient landscapes. Participant manual provided FREE. (Click here to preview.)

  • Participation is limited to individuals who live OR work in San Diego County.
  • Register once to attend one or more classes.

Lead Instructor: Jaime Bayona, CLIA, CIC, CID, CLWM, CDIA-D, QWEL, Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply

Jaime brings tremendous experience; passion for sharing knowledge; and a special talent for engaging and inspiring students.

Additional Instructors:

Michael Madewell, CWM, QWEL, Hunter Industries, is one of the region’s most respected educators with tremendous technical wisdom and experience. He teaches QWEL English and Spanish classes.

Jesus Alán Figueroa is a project manager with Schmidt Design Group, a leading San Diego Landscape Architecture firm. He is committed to the value of shared knowledge and training opportunities that increase advancement potential and expand sustainable landscape practices.

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Wed Mar. 17
Wed Mar. 24
Tue Mar. 30
Tue Apr. 6
Wed Apr. 14
Tue Apr. 20
Tue Apr. 27
Wed. May 12
Wed. May 19
Wed. May 26

Questions? Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

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

Soil properties, issues and water interaction

Understanding how water and soils interact helps guide efficient irrigation. Join us as we dig into soil science and virtually share some soil samples. We’ll provide lots of opportunities for you to test what you’ve learned.

Takeaways include:  Soil properties, plant water needs and keys to understanding evapotranspiration.

Who should attend: Landscape operations and account managers, supervisors, technicians, designers, interns, suppliers and architects

Date/Time: May 5, 2021, 12 – 2 PM

Questions? Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

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

Registration

Webinar made possible by the San Diego County Water Authority, its member agencies and the County of San Diego.