Backflow Prevention Recertification
4/19/2023 - 4/20/2023
This two day course updates students on guidelines for acceptable practices for testing and annual inspection of backflow prevention assemblies used in cross connection control programs. Students review information in the classroom to prepare for the written exam. They also work with staff in the wet lab to refresh tester skills. Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers hold valid certification for two-years from the date of initial certification and/or recertification. We give a third year as a grace period. Once the three years have passed, you will need to take the Initial certification again.
Recertification will be awarded after successful completion of a hands-on lab test (RP and DC) and a 50-question written exam. UF/TREEO testers may use written instructions during the hands-on portion of the exam with a 10-point penalty.
The exam will consist of a written portion (1-hour time limit) and a hands-on evaluation (1-hour time limit)
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the basic hydraulics of a backflow condition and the differences between backflow due to backpressure and backsiphonage
- Describe the different types of backflow prevention assemblies and what backflow conditions they protect against
- Demonstrate the proper field test procedure for the reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly
- Demonstrate the proper field test procedure for the double check valve.
Please Note: You must be present for entire course time to receive continuing education credit and certificate of attendance.
2500 Clean Water Court
Buford, GA 30519 United States