Professional Designations Available Ahead of Next Generation Water Summit

The Next Generation Water Summit will provide attendees with 3 days of education, solutions, networking and brainstorming. But the Summit isn’t the only place you can obtain information that could propel your career forward. Santa Fe Community College will be hosting 3 Pre-Summit courses.

QWEL Professional Certification

QWEL logoThe Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) professional certification provides landscape professionals with 20 hours of education on principles of proper plant selection for the local climate, irrigation system design and maintenance, and irrigation system programming and operation. In order to obtain the QWEL certification an individual must demonstrate their ability to perform an irrigation system audit as well as pass the QWEL exam.

Instructor: Xubi Wilson
Dates: May 31 – June 2
Time: 9am – 5pm
Room: Classroom 813
Cost: Student and non-student rates available
SFCC students – Log in to the SFCC website and enroll in course ENVR 217.
Non-students – Go to this SFCC page and create a Login ID and PIN. Search for course ENVR 217 and enroll.

WERS® Verifier

WERS logoThis three day, in-person course prepares the student to take the WERS® certification written and practical exams. The course covers many aspects of water efficiency in housing. However, it is expected that the student have prior knowledge about landscaping & irrigation, basics of house construction & plumbing systems, building codes, and alternative water sources which will not be covered in this class but may be in the exam material. Tuition includes exam fees.

Instructor: Laureen Blissard
Dates: May 31 – June 2
Time: 9am – 5pm
Room: Lab 822
Cost: $595
Registration: Please email Amanda Hatherly at SFCC to register.

ARCSA Rainwater Harvesting AP Workshop

ARCSA logoThis two day AP-level workshop is an in-depth rainwater harvesting course required for those seeking ARCSA Accredited Professional (AP) status. This course provides attendees with knowledge for rainwater harvesting, both active and passive, design for both outdoor and in-home rainwater use, sanitation for potable uses, rules and regulations, guidelines, business management, project planning, site planning and installation, safety, system construction and maintenance. The course tuition includes a Rain Harvesting Planning Manual, which has been expanded to include all of North America.

Instructor: Steven Sweeney
Dates: June 1 – 2
Time: 9am – 5pm
Room: Classroom 805
Cost: $395 for ARCSA members; $520 for non-members
Registration: Click here to register