Registration for the 2024 class is closed.  All applications received at this point will go towards the 2025 class. 

Applications can be accepted at any time. Deadline for submission is December 1. Applicants are notified of their acceptance by December 15. Classes start in January of the following year.

Applications can be made online or through the US Mail. Follow the link to download the application or fill out the online application below.

NOTE: The following Application Requires the following uploads, please have them ready before you submit your application…

  • Printed & Completed Application (If you choose not to fill out the online application)
  • One page (250 typewritten words) description of why you are interested in the program
  • Personal resume
  • Letter of support from your employer (unless you are the owner/operator)

“I thought I had a grasp on water issues, but the Academy opened my eyes to different viewpoints from both presenters and my classmates. Contacts I met will be resources for me as I encounter issues in the future.”

Keith Koupal

Class II, Irrigation Reservoir Specialist Kearney