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Backflow Prevention Tester Training & Certification

Backflow Prevention Tester Training & Certification

9/11/2023 - 9/15/2023


This five day course provides guidelines for acceptable practices for testing and annual inspection of backflow prevention assemblies used in cross-connection control programs. At the end of the course, an individual evaluation is administered to those who choose to participate in the voluntary certification program sponsored by the UF TREEO Center.

* It is highly recommended that students do their best to complete their assigned homework during the allotted time of the course to ensure they are able to comprehend and understand the material. Students are also expected to spend two hours each evening studying the material to prepare for the exams.

This course is for Tester Certification only. For Repair Certification, you must take the Repair Certification and Maintenance Course. 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.

Daily breaks are scheduled. You are on your own for lunch.

Course Objective

The Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester is needed by administrative authorities around the country to assure the backflow prevention assemblies installed continue to protect the drinking water. The Backflow Assembly Tester course is a rigorous five-day course that meets all American Backflow Prevention Association standards for certification in backflow assembly prevention testing. Time is spent in the classroom and the working wet lab. Students receive hands-on and practical instruction on how to test backflow devices. Upon successful completion of a hands-on test in the lab and a written exam, students are awarded a certificate as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester.

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 preventions assembly
  • Demonstrate the proper field test procedure for the double check valve assembly
  • Demonstrate the proper field test procedure for the pressure vacuum breaker assembly

Please Note: You must be present for entire course to receive continuing education credit and a Certificate.

Please register via the TREEO website:

The Water Tower
2500 Clean Water Court
Buford, GA 30519 United States
Event Contact
Chad Wilbanks
(770) 329-5350
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9/11/2023 - 9/15/2023
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