Virtual Spring Water Summit

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Hosted via Zoom


 Join the Carolinas Irrigation Association for our Spring Virtual event on Thursday, April 13, 2023. The virtual event will offer attendees North Carolina Irrigation Contractor Licensing Board and Irrigation Association continuing education credits and will feature both business and technical courses. 


Please note that these are not online courses that you can do on your own time. You will sign in to a live Zoom broadcast with the instructors. Each course will require sign-in to confirm that you are present during the course to qualify for CEUs.



Session Member Nonmember
1 Session $25 $35
5 Sessions $99 $149



8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Implementing Water Efficient Upgrades Through Your Service Technicians
Ted Rightmire, Hindsite Software
Learn how you can leverage industry best practices, technician incentive programs, and technology tools to upgrade property systems to take advantage of modern products and services to improve water efficiency (and your bottom line).
- NCICLB Business Course Pending
- IA Irrigation Training Tier 3 - 0.25 CEU Approved

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Can You Spend $1 and Save Thousands?
Chris Keating, Toro Company
This class will discuss how using check valves can save water AND money while extending the life of the system. We will discuss how proper scheduling with “Cycle/Soak” improves efficiency but can lower it without check valves. We will also cover how air and empty pipes create dynamic surges and hammers that significantly increase wear and tear on the system.
- NCICLB 1 Credit Irrigation Course Approved
- IA Irrigation Training Tier 1 - 1 CEU Approved

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Making the New and Existing NCICLB CEU Opportunities Work for You
Charlie Nieman, Chair, NCICLB, and Kurt Thompson, IrriTech Training, Inc.
NCICLB Chairman Charlie Nieman discusses the many different ways to get business and technical CEUs beyond sitting in a class for 10 straight hours. This session will include the new Education through Experience category for earning CEUs and the often-overlooked categories that can make the 10 hours more rewarding to earn.
- NCICLB Business Course Pending

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Training Supervisors, Training Crews
Caleb Fox, Alamance Community College
Teamwork makes the dreamwork! Proper teamwork is critical to success and the key to teamwork is training. Create an atmosphere of on-the-job training and learning within the workplace and watch the teamwork blossom. This course will look at the fundamentals that supervisors need to help train their crews to be successful both on and off the job. This technical session is designed to help guide supervisors training their crews.
- NCICLB 1 Credit Irrigation Course Approved
- IA Irrigation Training Tier 3 - 0.25 CEU Approved

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Filtration for Landscape Irrigation
Kurt Thompson, IrriTech Training, Inc.
The water source for an irrigation system cannot be counted on to be “clean” enough to avoid causing problems with the proper functioning of the system’s components. Filtration is often overlooked because the principles of landscape irrigation filtration products can be hard to understand. This 1-hour workshop uses common residential and commercial scenarios to understand, select, install, and service filters that effectively prevent and/or solve problems.
- NCICLB Irrigation Course Pending
- IA Irrigation Training Tier 1 - 1 CEU Approved


Questions? Please email us at [email protected]