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Course Description

  • TREEO FDEP OCP: 04251048: CEUs: 3.8 DS DW WW
  • FBPE Provider #: 0004021 30.0 CEH
  • FBPR CILB (Construction) #: 0000995; Course #0003509; Hours 18.5 (includes BSP)

 

Course coordinator: Marta Keilhauer mkeilhauer@treeo.ufl.edu 
Phone: (352) 392-9570 or )352) 294-3878

Please note: This course option is a 2 consecutive Saturday-Sunday structure.

Course Description

This five-day course provides guidelines for testing and inspecting backflow prevention assemblies in cross-connection control programs.

Recommendations:

  • Complete assigned homework during the course.
  • Study two hours each evening to prepare for exams.

Note: This course is for Tester Certification only. Certification is valid for two years, with a third year as a grace period. After three years, initial certification must be retaken.

For Repair Certification, take the Repair Certification and Maintenance Course.

Course Details:

  • Daily breaks are scheduled. Lunch is on your own.
  • Objective: Equip Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers to ensure drinking water protection.
  • Meets American Backflow Prevention Association standards.
  • Combines classroom instruction and hands-on lab work.
  • Successful completion awards a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester certificate.
  • Attendance is mandatory for all.   Must pass both written and practical exams with 70% or better for Certification to be awarded.

Certification and Accreditation:

  • UF TREEO issues Certificates of Attendance and Completion.
  • Endorsed by the Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA).
  • TREEO Center does not issue backflow licenses since there is no State Exam.

Local Requirements:

  • Check with local water purveyors and Authorities for additional requirements, such as being a licensed plumbing contractor, certified repair technician or Fire Sprinkler Technician.

Florida Statutes:

  • Installers or repairers of backflow prevention assemblies must be state-licensed plumbing contractors.
  • Specific statutes and requirements can be found in Florida Statutes CHAPTER 489 and CHAPTER 633.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, students should be able to:

  • Explain basic hydraulics of backflow and distinguish between backpressure and backsiphonage.
  • Describe different types of backflow prevention assemblies and their protection mechanisms.
  • Demonstrate field test procedures for reduced pressure principle, double check valve, and pressure vacuum breaker assemblies.

Notes

Who should attend?

  • Water and wastewater professionals, including irrigation specialists, landscapers, fire prevention personnel, maintenance staff, builders/developers, and plumbers.

Testimonials

"The course was informative about reasons for backflow."

"It was hands-on and the instructors were knowledgeable."

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Section Title
Backflow Tester - Two Consecutive Weekends
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jul 20, 2024 to Jul 21, 2024
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jul 27, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
32.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $645.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 15, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 15, 2024
Section Notes

Two consecutive Sat/Sun 7/20-21 and 7/27-28

Bowers Whitley
13609 N. 22nd St.
Tampa, FL 33613

Section Title
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Training and Certification - TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKEND COURSES
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Aug 17, 2024 to Aug 18, 2024
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Aug 24, 2024 to Aug 25, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
32.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $645.00
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 12, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 12, 2024
Section Notes

Two consecutive Sat/Sun 8/17-18 and 8/24-25

Bowers Whitley
13609 N. 22nd St.
Tampa, FL 33613

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