Qualified Water Efficient
Landscaper Training

Class Schedule

Get the QWEL advantage!
This professional certificate training is highly rated by industry pros and recognized with the WaterSense® label. Classes in English and Spanish are offered.

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2019: May 30 – Jun. 27, San Diego (English)

Improve knowledge and efficiency.
Techniques and principles from this course are must-haves for all landscape designers, account managers, maintenance and irrigation technicians.

Gabriel Michael, CLIA, QWEL, CWME, CLWM, WWLP;
CEO, Blue Watchdog Conservation, C-27 License 1014318

Mike Madewell, QWEL
Sales Manager, Hunter Industries/ FX Luminaire

Girl Scouts, San Diego
1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103

Training includes 4 sessions. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Thu.   May 30:  8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Tue.   Jun. 04:  8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Thu.   Jun. 13:  8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Thu.   Jun. 27:  8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Exam)

Cost: FREE • Lunch: Provided • Parking: FREE 

2019 – Mar. 27: 2 hours, 2 CEUs, no cost

Take advantage of this FREE training and you’ll complete your 2019 QWEL continuing education requirement (2 CEUs).  Colleagues who have not yet earned a QWEL professional certificate are also invited.

The training may also qualify for IA, CLCA, ASLA, APLD and/or Master Gardener CEUs.

Hot Topic: Optimize controller programming to increase efficiency

  • Increase understanding of standalone, weather-based, soil moisture-based and central control equipment.
  • Review recommendations for overhead spray and drip.
  • Increase understanding of interval watering and seasonal adjustments.
  • Understand the role of sensors.

Wed., Mar. 27:  12:30 – 3:00 PM
Seating is limited and registration is required.

City of Escondido, Mitchell Room
201 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA  92025

Instructor: Michael MadewellSales Manager, Hunter Industries

Cost: FREE • Refreshments provided • Parking: FREE


2019: Mar. 5 – 27, Escondido (English)

20 landscape professionals in this class earned
QWEL certificates. 
– 04/15/19

City of Escondido, Mitchell Room,
201 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Training includes 4 sessions. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Tue.    Mar. 05:  7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Tue.    Mar. 12:  7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed.  Mar. 20:  7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed.  Mar. 27:  7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Cost: FREE  •  Lunch provided  • Parking: FREE