QWEL provides an educational foundation based on principals of proper plant selection for the local climate, irrigation system design and maintenance, and irrigation system programming and operation. Graduates of the program are then certified by the Utah Nursery and Landscape Association and can list their certification on the QWEL website hosted by the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District.
Now available online!
The QWEL program is now available online through USU Extensions Online Course Catalog. The online modules offer a starting point to the QWEL program by covering several lectures. However, participants wanting certification will need to attend additional lectures, and complete the irrigation audit and exam in person.
The QWEL Utah program is a partnership between the USU’s Center for Water Efficient Landscaping, the Utah Nursery and Landscape Association (UNLA), Iron County Water Conservancy District (ICWCD) and Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District (JVWCD). The QWEL program was originally developed by the California Landscape Contractors Association, Sonoma County Water Agency, City of Santa Rosa, Marin Municipal Water District and the colleges of Santa Rosa and Marin. Utah QWEL is fully recognized as an EPA WaterSense program.
For more information about QWEL training, please visit Qualified Water-Efficient Landscaper.