TUCSON, Ariz. – Rain Bird Services has scheduled the Rain Bird Academy Boot Camp, a review for the Irrigation Association’s CIT exam, in more than 30 locations from December 2013 to April 2014. At the end of each four-and-a-half-day Boot Camp, Rain Bird Services will host the IA’s CIT exam. 

Rain Bird Services is kicking off the campaign by offering a 15 percent discount to individuals who enroll in this series of Boot Camp classes (Promo Code: RainBirdCIT) by March 1, 2014. The IA is offering a discount on the CIT exam, good for those who register for the exam by March 31, 2014. (Please contact IA for details.)

Unlike many other irrigation-training organizations, Rain Bird Academy classes are open to all participants, not just companies that buy Rain Bird products. For almost 10 years, Rain Bird Services has offered best-in-class general irrigation classes, as well as training on irrigation products from various manufacturers. The four-and-a-half-day Boot Camp provides valuable hands-on experience for those wanting to learn irrigation or for those that want to learn new tricks of the trade. In less than a week, participants can learn installation, maintenance and basic design of residential and small commercial irrigation systems. The Boot Camp consists of four classes:

  • Introduction to Irrigation and Installation – (one day)
  • Irrigation Technician’s Course – (two days)
  • Landscape Irrigation Design Process – (one day)
  • Efficient Irrigation Scheduling – (one-half day)

The tentative Boot Camp/CIT training schedule:

  • Las Vegas, Nev.; Dec. 9-13
  • San Diego, Calif.; Dec. 16-20
  • Nashville, Tenn.; Dec. 16-20


  • Dublin, Calif.; Jan. 6-9
  • Norfolk, Va.; Jan. 6-10
  • Meridian, Idaho; Jan. 6-10
  • Green Bay, Wis.; Jan. 14-17
  • Atlantic City, N.J.; Jan. 20-24
  • Chicago, Ill.; Jan. 27-31
  • Atlanta, Ga.; Feb. 3-7
  • Portland, Ore.; Feb. 3-7
  • Washington, D.C.; Feb. 10-14
  • East Hartford, Conn.; Feb. 10-14
  • Long Island, N.Y.; Feb. 17-21
  • Burlington, Iowa; Feb. 24-28
  • Salt Lake City, Utah; Mar. 3-7
  • Huntsville, Ala.; Mar. 3-7
  • Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mar. 3-7
  • Little Rock, Ark.; Mar. 10-14
  • Denver, Colo.; Mar. 10-14
  • St. Louis, Mo.; Mar. 17-21
  • Atlanta, Ga.; Mar. 17-21
  • Denver, Colo.; Mar. 17-21
  • Seattle, Wash.; Mar. 24-28
  • Cleveland, Ohio; Mar. 31-Apr. 4
  • Albuquerque, N.M.; Mar. 31-Apr. 4
  • Dublin, Calif.; Apr. 7-11
  • Charlotte, N.C.; Apr. 7-11
  • Tucson, Ariz.; Apr. 14-18

Rain Bird Academy classes follow the IA’s best management practices, and all Rain Bird Academy instructors are IA-certified. Rain Bird Services encourages people to sign up for classes early, as events can sell out. 

To register for an event or to learn more about Rain Bird Academy training camps available throughout the United States and internationally, visit or call 1-800-498-1942.