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.  Enroll early to secure the date of your choice. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

ASSE TAKES 4-5 WEEKS TO PROVIDE SCORES AFTER THE COMPLETION OF CLASS. PLAN AHEAD!  TAKE A CLASS IN ENOUGH TIME TO ALLOW AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS BEFORE YOU WOULD NEED TO BE CERTIFIED. 

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: Any name changes to class enrollment within 14 days of the class date (substitutions or late enrollments) are subject to a $50 fee.

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

All classes are in Kansas City unless otherwise indicated.

October 10-14, 2022 (FULL)

November 14-18, 2022 (FULL) 

December 5-9, 2022 (St. Louis)

December 19-23, 2022 (FULL)

December 26-30, 2022

February 6-10, 2023 (St. Louis)

February 27-March 3, 2023 (St. Louis)

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