Differentiate your bids and your work with QWEL-trained account managers, irrigation techs and landscape maintenance teams. Final spring Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) courses begin in two weeks. Be sure to get the advantage while the training is still free.
- Nearly 600 San Diego area landscape pros (senior managers to groundskeepers) have attended QWEL training.
- More than 64% say its “excellent”.
- 370 have earned a QWEL certificate. (Your team can be in the first 500.)
- CEUs: QWEL meets industry continuing education requirements!
Ask management at more than 130 local contractors and organizations about the value of QWEL training and you’ll probably hear what we hear.
- “Focus was well balanced over a wide range of topics.”
- “Useful materials.”
- “Learning formulas and how to calculate run times, precipitation rates, etc.”
- “This class converted me to a water-saving consciousness.”
QWEL instructors have tremendous industry expertise and include: Chris Roesink, Hunter Industries; Gabriel Michael, Blue Watchdog Conservation; Carlos Michelon, San Diego County Water Authority; Steven Sherman, ASLA, California Landscape Technologies; Jaime Bayona, Smart Irrigation Consulting (member of the Ewing Irrigation Education team); and Megan Allison, ASLA, MiraCosta College Horticulture Department.
May 2 – 23: San Diego (ENGLISH)
Training includes 4 sessions. Lunch is provided May 2, 9 and 16.
Tue. May 2: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Tue. May 9: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Tue. May 16: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Tue. May 23: 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Girl Scouts, 1231 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103
May 10 – 31: Encinitas (ENGLISH)
Training includes 4 sessions. Lunch is provided May 10, 17 and 24.
Wed. May 10: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Wed. May 17: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Wed. May 24: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Wed. May 31: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Leichtag Foundation, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024
Tuesday? Wednesday? Saturday? Four hours or five per day? We need your input to determine one final spring schedule. Register your preferences.
WaterSense recognized program
QWEL professional training is a proactive local approach to reducing landscape water use. Soils, irrigation system programming, troubleshooting, plant selection, water budgets, and water management are among the subjects included. Certificate requirements include an irrigation system audit exercise and an exam.
Upon meeting field audit and exam requirements, graduates choose whether to be included in the WaterSense Directory of Certified Professionals for Irrigation Audits.
The 20-hour QWEL training was brought to our region by the San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies.