The test, consisting of multiple-choice questions, was for European installers who wish to verify their knowledge in technical and theoretical aspects of our profession.
27 participants, mostly French contractors, answered to 50. questions. The intention of the test is to validate participants' knowledge in different topics related to landscape irrigation systems, such as: system hydraulics, piping systems, precipitation rate and water application, equipment installation and adjustments, programming and central control, earthwork and Installation practices, system maintenance, etc.
At the end of the test, the participants participated to a satisfaction survey which testified of a general satisfaction of the participants, even if they suggested a few improvements of the questions.
Later, the participants received a diploma ‘The EIA Label of proficiency in Automatic Irrigation for landscape and sport ground” with two different levels (Gold or Silver), accorded to the number of correct answers they obtained.
In the future, the EIA will go on with this test. It will be improved in the future, and translated in different European languages, and will be held during different irrigation exhibition in Europe.