Revisions to Certification Programs for Irrigation Professionals Specifications
Notice of Intent
On October 11, 2012, EPA issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) (8 pp, 91.4K, About PDF) outlining several important changes that WaterSense is considering that will revise both the Specifications for Certification Programs for Irrigation Professionals and the WaterSense irrigation professional partnership.
The program changes outlined in the NOI are two-fold:
- WaterSense intends to restructure its current specifications for professional certification programs by creating a consolidated and common set of general requirements that will apply to all professional certifying organizations (PCOs). WaterSense will continue to create individual specifications for requirements specific to particular types of certification programs.
- WaterSense is considering removing the individual irrigation partnership designation which will allow WaterSense to expand the benefits of partnership to all professionals certified by WaterSense labeled programs, without requiring professionals to submit a partnership application.
EPA held listening sessions on November 6, 2012 and November 8, 2012 for interested partners and stakeholders to learn more about the changes WaterSense is considering and provide input.
WaterSense also welcomes written feedback and questions on all concepts and topics included in this NOI. Interested parties should submit these by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before December 11, 2012
Visit the final specification Web page for details and background on the current Certification Programs for Irrigation Professionals specifications.