Accredited Professional (AP) Program
This program is designed to recognize professionals in the industry who have achieved an advanced level of competence in designing and installing rainwater harvesting systems. Individuals who do not have the experience required to be an "Accredited Professional” will be assigned the title "Accredited Associate” until they submit information on five (5) systems they have designed and/or installed before being upgraded to "ACCREDITED Professional”.
Out of the 5 systems one can be a rainbarrel, one can be the ARCSA D&C Workshop, and at least one system has to have a pump. A rain garden does count as one system provided the roof area, soil type, and garden size is submitted along with appropriate calculations for determining the size. Three (3) systems must meet the ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 63-2013 Standard; it is up to the applicant to state how the system meets the Standard. ARCSA’s Accredited Professional Workshop is open to the public and any industry professional pursuing greater understanding of rainwater harvesting. The workshop is required for those seeking ARCSA AP designation.
This two-day course provides an in-depth review of rainwater harvesting design and installation; outdoor and in-home rainwater use; sanitation for potable uses; rules, regulations, guidelines and restrictions; business management; project planning; site and installation safety; and system construction and maintenance.
Prerequisite: None to take the workshop. To receive the AP recognition the following are required:
- ARCSA Membership
- Completion of the two-day AP Workshop
- Participation in the design and/or construction of five (5) rainwater harvesting systems
- Application and Testing Fee
- Completion of and a 70% passing score on the 100 question AP test
Workshop Cost: $395 member / $470 non-member
Application and Testing Fee for AP: $150 per person
Required CEUs: To continue receiving this designation an AP must maintain ARCSA Membership and submit 4 CEUs annually with a $25 administration fee.
3441 E Harbour Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85034
November 13 & 14, 2014
9:00 AM – 5 PM
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 317 4192
ARCSA Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests received two weeks prior to the start of an event will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. In lieu of cancelling, you may choose to substitute another person for your registration for a $10 processing fee.
ARCSA reserves the right to make changes to event programs and speakers and/or to cancel events due to circumstances beyond its control. Every effort will be made to contact each enrollee if an event is cancelled. ARCSA's liability for a cancelled event is limited to the refund of the program fee only or substitution/enrollment in another ARCSA workshop. By registering for an event, the registrant signifies his or her acceptance of this policy.
Passing the ARCSA exams indicates that you have demonstrated knowledge and skills deemed important by the rainwater harvesting community at a given point in time and at a given level of education. It is not a form of licensure, and is not an indication of professional competency in the field. Much of the information contained in this manual is based on techniques and best practices developed by nationally and internationally recognized associations and are published for use in the ARCSA Training and Certification Programs. ARCSA disclaims all liability for the use, application or adaptation of the information contained in this manual.
The Mission of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is to promote sustainable rainwater-harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, storm water and energy Challenges throughout the world.