What is FWS-AP?
FWS-AP helps industry professionals and government employees across Florida increase their water conservation knowledge through training and testing. FNGLA works with Florida’s Water Management Districts throughout the state to host this comprehensive water conservation program. FWS-AP has two designations: Landscape and Irrigation. Applicants can choose to test for one or both distinctions.
The Florida Water Star technical manual is free and available online.
Training is required and offered statewide at various times throughout the year. Training will also be available online beginning in 2021. Costs for training depend on location and can vary from $25-$75. See upcoming testing dates here.
FWS-AP testing is offered online and is available only after training has been completed, or to renew your FWS-Accredited Professional designation.
Upon completion of FWS-AP training, applicants then pass a comprehensive written exam to demonstrate knowledge of landscape and irrigation design principles. There is an exam for each distinction, so applicants can choose to sit for one or both the Landscape and/or Irrigation distinctions.
Applicants must pass the exam with a minimum 80%.