About Irrigator Tech

Mission Statement

Raising the skill, competency and quality of the landscape and irrigation professional

through practical, hands-on education, training and services!


Vision Statement

Irrigator Technical Training School is the leading source of quality instruction serving all facets of the Green industry.


Positioning Statement

Providing unbiased, trade-based education in cooperation with other industry partners, associations and trade groups.



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About Irrigator Tech

Irrigator Tech Training School was created in the year 2000.  It was developed from the basic idea that the Green Industry offered no formal certification or journeyman training for the landscape industry.  The landscapers had no irrigation training school to attend to improve their skills and knowledge.


There was no way to prove their knowledge formally when applying for work or seeking job advancement. Our goal is “ Raising Professionalism in the Green Industry” through hands on basic training and services. Learning the correct way, with easy understanding and fun!


About Our Training

We are the industry leader in irrigation training! Irrigator Tech offers one of the best hands on education courses and services. Our irrigation training program is a non-bias organization. This means we tech you about all irrigation products narot just one. Our courses cover irrigation repair, installs, maintenance, backflow, audit, and smart water. We will not only provide you with a great education, but we also certify our students. Our certifications are state recognized. Our irrigation training program is dedicated to “Raising the Professionalism in the Green Industry.”


Our number one goal is assisting you in achieving a higher level of education. Irrigator Tech has the most current courses in the industry. We like to see our students achieve there goals and become irrigation professionals. Our certification is what stands us apart from the competition. Why you ask, because most other irrigation training programs do not offer state recognized certs. We are also recognized by industry leaders and organizations, such as the city of Santa Ana. All our CIRT courses must be completed to get your certification.


We also offer a annual renewal class to keep your certification up to date. Our irrigation training has the most state of the art process and technologies. We offer different levels of certs, from beginner to advance classes and courses. Irrigator Tech advance courses are a more hands on approach. This hands on approach means less class time and more time in the field.


Irrigator Tech’s irrigation training program is here for your needs now and into your future career. So what are you waiting for? Get your future started and take a course with us. Please feel free to browse around our website. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.



Richard Daigle
Owner / Master Trainer

Richard Daigle has been a contributing member to the Irrigation Industry for over 34 years. His background reflects a diverse amount of experience and education. He owned and operated a Landscape Maintenance company and Nursery from 1977-1981. He owned a Nursery from 1982-1983. From 1984-2011 he owned and operated Basic Irrigation Parts and a service division called Precision Controls. He owned Valcon Valve Company from 1999-2009. The goal was to restore and manufacture the prominent valve that has been used by Cal Trans, private universities, and amusement parks nationwide since 1942. Champion Irrigation purchased Valcon in 2009. He continues to support Valcon through Daigle & Associates, which has been representing several other lines in the Irrigation Industry since 1988. This background gives him the knowledge and experience for teaching today.


In 2001 Richard Daigle had a dream and a goal to start an educational program to teach basic irrigation concepts to all service providers and technicians in the field. Irrigator Technical Training School was established with a Basic Certification course that taught beginning irrigation courses with elementary techniques and practices. These Basic classes provide a very “hands on” approach. This has since grown to offering a full range and scope of classes. Irrigator Tech offers classes with certification in areas that include Back Flow, Irrigation Auditor, Irrigation Repair, Irrigation Installer, and Pond Technician. These classes are offered to cities, schools, government agencies, business owners, property managers, municipalities, and maintenance companies. His mission is to assist all “irrigators” in achieving their goals with a better understanding and knowledge of the industry and raise their individual level of performance.


Richard Daigle has served on the board of the CLCA (California Landscape Contractors Association) since 2005 as the Education Director and from 2008-2015 as President of the Inland Empire Chapter.


He founded the Green Industry Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Association of Latino Landscape Professionals in 2010. He is currently on the Board of Directors for both the Hall of Fame and the Association of Latino Landscape Professionals.

Why Irrigator Technical Training School?

Our courses provide you with a basic easy to understand approach both in the classroom and in your field of training.  Our irrigation training program  provides you with a well recognized certification that consumers and employers recognize. Completing certification by from Irrigator Tech training program increases students' chances of becoming employed in the Irrigation and Lawn Maintenance Industry.

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