QWEL (English) - Bay Area, CA - Online Class (Evenings)

     Register today for this FREE online QWEL certification training course sponsored by California Water Service!


The QWEL training will be facilitated live over a Zoom webinar by one of our highly rated QWEL certified instructors and is available to professionals living or conducting business in the Bay Area region. Cal Water cities included are Palomar Park, San Carlos, San Mateo, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood City, South San Francisco, Broadmoor, Coma, Daly City, King City, Livermore, Atherton, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Woodside, Skyline, Menlo Park, Los Trancos, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Salinas, Country Meadows, Las Palmas, Salinas Hills, Las Lomas, Watsonville/Royal Oaks, Oak Hills/Castroville, Bolsa Knolls, Buena Vista, and Foothill Estates. 

Like previous in-person classes, the online training will cover all sections of the QWEL reference manual. This includes topics on:

  • Sustainable landscape design principles,
  • Soil properties and health,
  • Plant water needs,
  • Overhead spray irrigation system audits,
  • Irrigation system troubleshooting and maintenance, and
  • Irrigation system programming and operation.

Attendees are encouraged to download the manual for free here or purchase a paperback copy from Amazon here prior to the class.

In order to obtain QWEL certification, individuals must complete a virtual irrigation audit (covered in class) and pass the QWEL exam. The QWEL exam will be offered the week of December 19th. Exams will be administered online, and students will be required to pay an exam fee (approximately $30).

Additional details will be provided prior to the class after you register. 

  Those who earn their QWEL certification will be listed as a Certified Professional on the QWEL and U.S. EPA WaterSense websites.


The QWEL online training will be offered in 2.5-hour EVENING sessions for two weeks Monday to Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning Monday, December 5th.

By registering for this class, you are committing to attend all eight of the 2.5-hour sessions. The QWEL exam will be offered in the week of December 19th. Note that registrants will receive a link to additional pre-recorded content, which should be viewed prior to the start of the class.

PRESENTER: Chris Reamer

Since the launch of his independent eco-landscape contracting firm in 2011, Christopher Reamer has worked extensively throughout California at the cutting edge of landscape water conservation. Awarded the "Water Awareness of the Year” award in 2013 from the City of Santa Rosa for extensive work with the development of greywater, rainwater and high-efficiency irrigation systems, Chris has instructed over 40 landscape water conservation trainings in both English and Spanish, installed over 60 greywater irrigation systems and numerous water efficient landscapes for diverse clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  


Location: Online

Monday, December 5th, 2022 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online
Thursday, December 8th, 2022 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online
Monday, December 12th, 2022 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online
Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online
Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online
Thursday, December 15th, 2022 6:00 pm-8:30 pm - Location: Online

Registration Closes: 12/05/2022

Sponsored by: California Water Efficiency Partnership

For more information, contact:

Nick Read
(916) 475-1203

Online Registration is not available.