Licensing Requirements


 

REQUIREMENTS FOR IRRIGATION CONTRACTORS IN CONNECTICUT

Many calls come into the CICA office regarding the requirements and licensing of irrigation contractors. We attempt to answer most questions here, however the appropriate regulatory offices should be used as the final resource.

Two governmental agencies regulate irrigation contractors in Connecticut:

  • Department of Labor, Apprenticeship Program

  • Department of Consumer Protection

In Connecticut any person installing and/or maintaining must be licensed by the state of Connecticut.

The requirements for this license shall be two (2) years as a journeyperson or equivalent experience and training. This license permits the installation, repair, replacement, alteration or maintenance of lawn sprinklers systems. Allows; “wiring, not exceeding twenty-four volts, used within a lawn sprinkler system only”
The requirements for this license shall be the completion of a registered one-year apprenticeship program or equivalent experience and training. This license permits the installation, repair, replacement, alteration or maintenance of lawn sprinkler systems only while the licensee is in the employ of a plumbing contractor licensed for such work. Allows; “wiring, not exceeding twenty-four volts, used within a lawn sprinkler system only”
J-3 Plumbing and Piping contractors, as a condition of license renewals in any even-numbered year, shall take five (5) hours of continuing education courses during the two-year period prior to renewal of the license. J-4 Plumbing and Piping journeypersons, as a condition of license renewals in any odd-numbered year, shall take three (3) hours of continuing education courses during the two-year period prior to renewal of the license.
Simplified Irrigation Design, 2nd Edition (Landscape Architecture) (Paperback) by Pete Melby (Author)

 

 CICA provides opportunities for meeting Continuing Education Requirements as well as beginning irrigation classes.