Backflow Tester Recertification Class

This course is designed to review the principals of cross-connection control for the individual who currently holds a backflow tester certification.

It is a full-day course. It reviews basic information about cross-connection, state and federal regulations, reviews hydraulics and the operation of backflow devices and assemblies. 

Following the review session applicants take a 25-question written exam and a hands-on exam where they test devices in the wet lab without using test procedures. A Study Guide is mailed in advance to all students who are enrolled.

Note: You must have a valid backflow tester card issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, ASSE, or ABPA. ASSE will give a six-month grace period for expired cards in order to take the recertification class.

If you have been previously certified through any organization other than ASSE or ABPA, ASSE must approve your certification before enrolling. Please call 816-880-0578.

NOTE: NOTE: If you are changing your certification from ABPA or another organization, ASSE charges a $50 conversion fee. You can pay the $395 registration fee using the button below but will need to mail a check for the $50 along with a copy of your current tester card.

You are not certified to test backflow devices if your card has expired. It is recommended you recertify 60-90 days before your card expires. It can take up to six weeks after class to receive your renewed card.

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

Class sizes are limited. With social distancing our maximum class size is 10 in Kansas City and 8 in St. Louis. Enroll early to secure the date of your choice. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

Recertification Class Dates

November 23, 2020 (FULL)

December 1, 2020 (FULL St. Louis)

December 2, 2020 (St. Louis) (FULL)

December 3, 2020 (St. Louis) (FULL)   

December 4, 2020 (FULL)

January 18, 2021 (FULL)

January 26, 2021 (St. Louis)

January 27, 2021 (3 openings St. Louis)

January 28, 2021 (2 openings St. Louis)

January 29, 2021 (St. Louis)

February 12, 2021

February 26, 2021

 March 3, 2021 (St. Louis)

 March 4, 2021 (St. Louis)

 March 12, 2021

 April 9, 2021

 May 14, 2021

 June 4, 2021

 July 16, 2021

 July 30, 2021

Course Fee

Fees are $395 for ASSE testers recertifying and $445 for those converting to ASSE from another backflow tester certification. Included is complete training, study guides, registration and testing fees.
Registration is not final until payment or purchase order is received.
All fees must be received at least 30 days before class begins.

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