IA and AOLP Partner to Enhance Educational Experience

Published on September 20, 2016


The Irrigation Association and the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals have created an affiliation in an effort to bring the two industries together through education, certification and knowledge sharing.

The first joint venture is the offering of AOLP’s certified low voltage lighting technician exam at the 2016 Irrigation Show and Educational Conference on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CLVLT exam is administered by AOLP and is the only national certificia_logo_cmyk_taglineation of its kind.

With no clearly defined national standards for low voltage outdoor lighting, AOLP created this standardized certification test to address the lack of standards that presently exist. The CLVLT exam measures the knowledge and capabilities of the applicants and is specifically for 12-volt systems. The test consists of a written exam and seven half-hour labs. Upon receiving a passing grade, applicants are
listed as certified low voltage lighting technicians.

This exam requires advanced registration; onsite registration for this exam will not be available at the Irrigation Show. Email certification@aolponline.org or call 717.238.2504 for more information.

The IA is offering the following wiring education programs during the Irrigation Show. Visit www.irrigationshow.org to register.

Electrical Troubleshooting Diagnosing Field Wiring Problems
This half-day session will cover different types of transformers, proper phasing (primary and secondary), diagnosing problems using different meters, wire sizing for communication cables and two-wire systems, DC controllers, special solenoids and proper splicing techniques.

Advanced Irrigation Wiring Methods and Troubleshooting
This half-day class covers the intricacies of troubleshooting two-wire control systems used in landscape irrigation systems. This class will address typical two-wire problems and diagnosis, procedures to avoid typical two-wire problems, and hands-on practice in solving two-wire problems in a classroom setting. Attendees will also learn how to design and install flow sensors, decoders and grounding systems to protect expensive equipment.

Two-Wire Technology Systems for Landscapes
This half-day class covers diagnosing field wiring problems and proper use of volt-ohm meters. Learn to systematically assess and resolve even the most confusing electrical problems.

About the Irrigation Association
The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals. Together with our members, we are committed to promoting efficient irrigation and to long-term sustainability of water resources for future generations. IA works to improve industry proficiency, advocate sound water management and grow demand for water-efficient products and services. For more information, visit www.irrigation.org.

About the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals
The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals is an international organization representing the interests of lighting professionals. The mission of the organization is to establish standards, educate industry professionals and increase awareness of the outdoor lighting industry. For more information about AOLP, visit our website at www.aolponline.org.

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