Irrigation Systems in North Carolina, by law, must be installed by a licensed contractor. These licenses are obtained through the North Carolina Irrigation Contractor’s Licensing Board which was established in 2009 in response to changes in the law. The reason for these changes were to protect public health, safety and welfare while promoting efficient water use. All irrigation contract work falls under the Board’s supervision and must comply with all statutes set forth by either legislature or the Board itself.
One of the most important laws is Continuing Education. All irrigation contractors must complete at least ten hours of Continuing Education each year in order to maintain their license. The purpose of this mandate is to make sure all licensed individuals are up to date on methods and issues regarding the irrigation contracting industry. Continuing Education is also meant to protect public health and safety.
There are many venues in which licensees can stay current with their Continuing Education requirements. Activities and workshops are offered statewide by community colleges, colleges, manufacturers, suppliers, state and federal agencies, universities, industry related associations and other organizations. Not all activities provided count toward the requirements. Contractors must make sure that the activity they intend to participate in has been approved by the board. Any function that has been approved, must be made available to the general public.
Long Brothers Landscaping Inc. more than meets the requirements set forth by the State. For the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve hired the right contractors with the proper education and licensing, contact us today.