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Certified Meter Installer & Validator


Who is Certification for?

If you are currently installing and certifying irrigation water meters for agriculture or commercial fields you may be eligible to become a Certified Irrigation Meter Validator.

The certification grants you a point of difference in the market and a Certified Irrigation Meter Validator is highly regarded by customers to provide a service that meets or exceeds the average industry standards.

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How to Apply

To apply you’ll need to be actively working in the irrigation industry, plus have at least three years relevant experience that includes:

  • Operation of irrigation and drainage systems
  • Installation of flow measurement devices
  • Identifying and troubleshooting problems
  • Measuring and monitoring system performance

To become a Certified Meter Installer & Validator (CMI) to install and validate rural water meters according to the Australian Standards and as laid out in the National Framework for Non-Urban Water Metering Policy Paper, participants will need to demonstrate competency in a total of six units of competency listed under the National Framework. 

The six units are comprised of the above Rural Water Supply units:

  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • NWPIWS004 Install meters for rural water supplies
  • NWPIWS006 Maintain meters for rural water supplies
  • NWPGEN018 Follow environmental and licensing procedures
  • NWPIWS019 Prepare and restore worksite
  • NWPIWS029 Locate, identify and protect utilities

Note: other Statement of Attainments that have similar skills and knowledge will be considered.

Maintaining Certification

Every 2 years participants are required to complete a re-certification process.

Irrigation Australia ensures that certified personnel remain active in the industry and are keeping their knowledge and skills up-to-date.

Participants can demonstrate this by earning the required CPD – Continuous Professional Development points in the required timeframe to maintain their active status. Those failing to earn the required CPD points will be considered inactive.

Irrigation Australia will conduct random audits of 5% of all CPD returns each year.

10 points are needed every 12 months no matter how many CID credentials you have. Points awarded above 10 (to a maximum of 5 points) can be accrued to the next year.

How to add your CPD

To upload your CPD you will need to go to login at our website and select 'My CPD' then click 'Add Activity' icon. Fill out the information, including the dates, choose the activity from the Category drop-down list, add a description, upload supporting documentation, and add pertinent CPD points.

These activities will be approved and verified by IAL and upon reaching the minimum of 10 points over the 12 months. Successful uploading and approval of your points along with payment of your renewal invoice will ensure your certification with us remains active.

Reminders will be sent periodically both before and after your renewal date.

If you are experiencing difficulty, please contact Irrigation Australia  on 1800 949 891 or email [email protected] and we will assist with your renewal or CPD activity.

The points chart for this certification can be downloaded     HERE 

Inactive Statuses

Certified Meter Installer & Validator  who do not renew are considered to be inactive and are not permitted to use their CID status for professional reasons until they renew their certification.

If the inactive period is less than three years, renewal can be made by paying all renewal fees and submitting sufficient CPD – Continuous Professional Development points to cover the inactive period/s.

If the inactive period is for more than three years, the certification is forfeited and re-certification will require the applicant to start the certification process over from the beginning, including all relevant examinations.

  • Certification Cost Breakdown
  • Certification Application Fee
  • Certification Renewal Fee
  • Training & Certification Fee
  • Member Pricing
  • $370
  • $310
  • $1,925
  • Non-Member Pricing
  • $560
  • $470
  • $2,745

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