TUCSON, Ariz. – Rain Bird Training Services will host more than 80 irrigation training events throughout the United States, October 2014 through May 2015. These classes are open to irrigation professionals at all experience levels, including contractors, distributors, designers or architects.

Those who attend Rain Bird training classes are eligible to receive continuing education units (CEUs) from the Irrigation Association.

Rain Bird Training Services offers two primary types of training tracks designed to help irrigation professionals enhance their skill sets and improve their career prospects. 

Rain Bird Factory Trained Classes provide comprehensive training on Rain Bird products that help attendees become experts on installing, managing and maintaining Rain Bird irrigation systems. Rain Bird Academy Classes provides best-in-class, general irrigation skills training on products from many manufacturers, as well as courses for Irrigation Association (IA) exam preparation.

Beginning in December 2014, Rain Bird Training Services will also offer a newly developed preparation class for the Irrigation Association’s Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) exam.  We have had a lot of requests from contractors and landscape architects to help them prepare for the IA’s CID exam,” said Robert Pfeil, marketing group manager for Rain Bird Services. “We listened to those requests, and we’ve carefully developed a class that we believe will help many irrigation professionals better prepare for this important examination.”

The Irrigation Association recently designated the Rain Bird Academy’s four Boot Camp classes as part of the IA Select program for quality irrigation education. This marks the first time that the Irrigation Association has awarded the IA Select designation to classes offered by an external training services provider.

To view the latest class schedule, register for an event or learn more about Rain Bird training events held throughout the United States and internationally, visit or call 1-800-498-1942.