Become a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL)

Registration for the May 2023 training course has closed.

The Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) periodically hosts free online Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) training for professionals who live or conduct work in Alameda County, Santa Clara County, and San Mateo County!

  • Who should attend: Landscape contractors and irrigation technicians, park and public agency maintenance staff, landscape architects and designers, and others interested in landscape water conservation.
  • What’s it about: The QWEL professional certification course provides education on water-saving sustainable landscaping principles, soils, plant water needs, irrigation system troubleshooting and audits, controller programming, and more. Learn more at
  • WaterSense recognized: The QWEL professional training is a proactive local approach to reducing landscape water use. It is recognized as a WaterSense labeled Professional Certification Program for Irrigation System Auditing and is a multi-year WaterSense Sustained Excellence award winner.

To stay connected and receive notice of additional training opportunities, please contact the California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP), which was selected by BAWSCA to implement this QWEL training: (916) 475-1203 or