Join our Association of Dedicated Professional Irrigation Consultants
Membership in ASIC is conferred only to individuals, and not companies, corporations or other entities. Each person who wishes to be an ASIC member must make application and be approved for membership in the appropriate category.
Professional Irrigation Consultant
ASIC Professional Members, also called Professional Irrigation Consultants (PIC), are independent* representatives of their clients without bias or conflict of interest. An irrigation consultant spends a minimum of fifty percent of their time per year performing irrigation services. They have a minimum of three years’ experience in independent professional irrigation related services. These services may include, but not be limited to, feasibility studies, detailed construction plans and specifications, construction observation, system analysis, irrigation programming, site review, water management, and GPS/GIS related services. Professional Members shall have the right to vote, hold office, use PIC after their title, and use the ASIC logo in correspondence and drawings. Annual Dues: $370.00
* Independent means a consultant or consulting firm who is unaffiliated with a manufacturer or distributor of irrigation products or a construction contractor that participates in the irrigation industry in a design build capacity. Multi-disciplinary firms are considered independent consulting firms. Employees of consulting firms may apply for professional membership status.
ASIC members are among the most talented and dedicated in the profession. Acceptance as an ASIC Professional Member is given to select individuals through a qualifying process as follows:
- Application Process: Each person must provide evidence of their relevant work experience and education which contributes to a point system that must be met prior to submitting an application. The applicant must submit a sample of their work product which is then carefully reviewed by their peers. Each applicant must be sponsored by two current ASIC Professionals who are able to vouch for their character and skill level.
- Code of Ethics: ASIC Professional Members must abide by a written code of ethics and to standards of professional practice. The code helps define the role of the consultant and his responsibilities to the client as well as an adherence to other ethical and professional practices.
- Associate Members are those individuals working at a consulting firm under the leadership of a Professional Irrigation Consultant and are working to become a Professional member. They must be employed for a full year before applying for membership. Associate Members shall have the right to vote. Annual Dues: $120.00
- Affiliate Members are independent irrigation designers and irrigation specialists, not part of distribution, contracting or manufacturing. They may provide full or limited irrigation design functions as a portion of their duties. Applicant shall have a minimum of two years actively engaged as an independent irrigation designer. Affiliate Members shall not have the right to vote or hold office or use the ASIC logo in correspondence or on their drawings. Annual Dues: $230.00
- Commercial Members are individuals having business interests in the irrigation industry, such as manufacturers, distributors, manufacturer representatives, and contractors. Commercial Members shall be extended full privileges of the Society, except the right to be elected to a Society or Chapter officer position. Commercial Members shall have the right to vote for Commercial Member candidates to the Board of Directors. Annual dues: $340.00
- Some companies may choose to have more than one of their employees hold ASIC membership. Companies provide a list of their designated employees to ASIC and then pay from a single invoice. The company must name one contact person who acts as the company liaison, and the liaison can change members during the year by notifying ASIC headquarters. Annual dues:
2 Designated Representatives–$325.00 each
3 Designated Representatives–$320.00 each
4 Designated Representatives–$315.00 each
5 Designated Representatives–$310.00 each
6 Designated Representatives–$305.00 each
7 Designated Representatives–$300.00 each
8 Designated Representatives–$295.00 each
9 Designated Representatives–$290.00 each
10 Designated Representatives–$285.00 each
Add $235.00 for each additional member
- Colleague Members are individuals from related design professions who support the purpose of the Society. Related professions include, but are not limited to landscape architects, and professional engineers. Colleague Members have no right to vote or hold office. Annual Dues: $120.00
Academia & Government
- Academia & Government Members are individuals from technical fields of research and education, natural or social sciences, governmental and municipal agencies, or they are a college/university faculty member or instructor. Academia & Governmental Members shall not have the right to vote or hold office. Annual Dues: $30.00
- Student Members are individuals whose full time educational pursuits are directed toward becoming involved in the irrigation design industry, including fields of study in landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, and land use planning. Student Members have no right to vote or hold office. Annual Dues: $10.00
- Retired Membership shall be available to any members of the Society who are no longer actively engaged within the scope of activities of his or her membership classification, and who have been members in good standing for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years preceding retirement. Members may apply in writing to the Executive Director for retired membership status. Annual Dues: $50.00
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