Backflow Tester Certification Class

This class is designed for someone who is never been certified as a backflow tester.

The course is 40-hours and covers information on cross-connection control, state and federal regulations, basic hydraulics, hands-on training on how to test various types of backflow devices, ASSE standards as they pertain to cross-connection, basic repairs and trouble-shooting. All students receive a comprehensive study guide in class.

The objective is to teach someone new to the backflow industry the practical and technical knowledge necessary to test backflow devices and trouble-shoot when failures occur.

Following the course students take a 100-question written exam and a hands-on exam and test a Reduce Pressure Zone Assembly, a Double Check Assembly, a Pressure Vacuum Breaker and a Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker.

Prerequisite: ASSE requirements for those taking the class are that: “a student has demonstrated at least five years of experience in a plumbing, pipefitting or a related industry field…” Experience in lawn irrigation is acceptable. Students must verify this experience when they register for the class.

Class sizes are limited. With social distancing our maximum class size is 10 in Kansas City and 8 in St. Louis.

Course Fees

$695 (includes comprehensive Study Guide, all training and all testing fees)
Registration is not final until payment is received.
All fees must be received no later than six weeks prior to class. See “Payments” page for cancellation policy.

NOTE: Exams are given immediately following the class.
No additional exam fees or registration are required.

Classes in metro Kansas City are held at 15090 W. 116th St., Olathe KS 66062 (Mack McClain & Associates building).

Certification Class Dates:

December 7-11, 2020 (St. Louis)

December 14-18, 2020 (FULL)                                                           

January 4-8, 2021 

February 1-5, 2021 (St. Louis)

February 15-19, 2021

March 8-12, 2021 (St. Louis)

March 15-19, 2021

May  17-21, 2021

July  19-23, 2021

August 2-6, 2021  

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