Cornell Pump School


In 1949, Clint Warren started travelling around the country giving lectures on applied hydraulics. These lectures evolved into the Cornell Pump School: two days of seminars covering topics of interest to people in the pump industry. Participants rate Cornell’s Pump School highly for content, instructor knowledge, and relevance to their job. Over 12,000 participants trained so far!

Regular topics at pump school include basic hydraulics, pump selection & application, installation & care, and troubleshooting. Additional topics are selected to present based on attendee feedback and suggestions from our experts. In the past these topics have included metallurgy, materials of construction, motors, slurry applications, and agriculture applications.


Pump School 2018 will be held September 18-19, 2018.

Register Online Now or Download the Brochure

Cornell Will Provide:

  • 8 hours of instruction per day (both classroom and factory locations)\
  • USB filled with presentations
  • Catered lunch
  • Break refreshments
  • Opening Reception
  • Tuesday night group dinner
  • CEU credits
  • Transportation from/to hotel and factory
  • Network with other pump professionals

Enjoy Portland!

While Pump School will be busy, you’ll still have time to explore a bit of the Rose City.

You can make time before or after to:

  • Explore Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge
  • Enjoy great restaurants
  • Take in the art and cultural attractions of Portland
  • Discover 230 wineries near Portland
  • Enjoy world class golf and recreation
ExamplePump School Schedule: More Questions? Read the FAQ: Download the Brochure

Here’s what attendees had to say about the 2015 Pump School:

“I have been in the irrigation business for over 15 years and attended for the first time ever this year, what a very informative learning experience. Thanks”

 “I liked that there were varied skill levels that you could partake in. One size does not fit all and you folks definitely have that figured out.”

 “Being able to bounce back and forth between classes, factory tour upgrades with videos and better PAs, and the fact that everything was so well detailed/ on time.”

 “I enjoyed the engineering aspects, like metallurgy & VFD impacts, and more advanced topics. The pictures of the good and bad pump installations was informative too.”

 “All the training on pump curve, also I was not aware of how well built your pumps are and your warranty. I really like all the technical support that you offer to your customers and Dealers, much enjoyed. Mike and I could not believe how well it was put on, we were treated like kings, most important was the training that we received, and finally the reassurance that we could call and get continued help, we know in time it will all sink in, again thank you, thank you, thank you.”