About the course
This intense five-day course offers instruction on acceptable test procedures for testing backflow prevention assemblies. Certification enables the tester to test initial installations as well as perform the annual testing of assemblies as required in the Louisiana Administrative Code. The 40 hour course consists of classroom instruction and hands on practice Monday through Thursday with certification exams given on Friday. Students must pass both written and hands on exam in order to receive certification as an approved Backflow Preventer Tester.
Daily breaks are scheduled and light refreshments are available for the students. Student are responsible for their own lunch.
Class size is currently limited to 15 persons.
Students must be present the entire course to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Who Should Attend?
Individuals working in the water and wastewater industries including: water and wastewater operators, irrigation specialists, plumbers, engineers, landscape professionals, fire prevention specialists, and maintenance personnel.
This course is approved by the Louisiana State Plumbing Board and allows those plumbers qualified to receive their Water Supply Protection Specialist (WSPS) endorsement. Non-plumbers successfully completing the exams will have authority to test backflow preventers through the Louisiana Department of Health as an Approved General Tester. Certification as an Approved General Tester does NOT allow for repair and maintenance of backflow preventers. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH STUDENT TO ENSURE THAT THEIR CERTIFICATION FOR REGISTRATION IS SUBMITTED TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY WITHIN THEIR AREA OF EXPERTISE.