Backflow Tester Recertification Class
THE RECERTIFICATION CLASS IS NOW AN 8-HOUR CLASS. THOSE RECERTIFYING MUST TEST THE RPZ, DC, PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER, AND SPILL RESISTANT VACUUM BREAKER.
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. In addition to testing the RPZ and DC you will also have to test the Pressure Vacuum Breaker and Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker. All four of these devices are tested from memory.
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. You are not certified to test backflow devices if your card is 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.
For those who are ABPA certified, please enclose a copy of your card with your registration.
Classes in metro Kansas City are held at either 15090 W. 116th St., Olathe KS 66062 (Mack McClain & Associates building) or Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Class size is limited. Enroll early to secure the date of your choice.
Recertification Class Dates
January 21, 2019 (FULL)
February 7, 2019 (FULL St. Louis)
February 23, 2019 (FULL) KCKS Community College
February 28, 2019 (St. Louis) (FULL)
March 15, 2019 (FULL)
March 27, 2019 (FULL)
April 13, 2019 (Saturday, KS City Kansas Community College)
June 14, 2019
July 12, 2019
August 9, 2019
September 6, 2019
October 14, 2019
November 14, 2019
November 25, 2019
December 13, 2019
Fees are $395 and include 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.