Tester Recertification

About the course

The Review features classroom and hands-on instruction during the morning with hands-on practice in the afternoon.

The Exam includes written and practical examinations administered beginning at 8:00 am.  The written exam must be completed within one hour. The practical exam is limited to 30 minutes.



Previous BPS Course attendees: Attendee must possess a Certificate of Attendance from a previous 40-hour tester certification course offered by BPS.

Previous Non-BPS certified attendees: As a courtesy to previously certified testers, BPS will consider offering recertification to non-BPS certified testers if the prospective attendee can demonstrate knowledge of the backflow industry and testing procedures. The prospective attendee must show proof of certification by providing a copy of a previously obtained certification or recertification certificate.

2021 Courses:


FULL – January 14-15, 2021 – Baton Rouge, LA – $350 

FULL – February 25-26, 2021 – New Orleans, LA – $350 

FULL – April 12-13, 2021 – Baton Rouge, LA -$350 

FULL – May 24-25, 2021 – New Orleans, LA – $350 

FULL – June 28-29, 2021 – Baton Rouge, LA – $350 

FULL – August 19-20, 2021 – New Orleans, LA – $350

FULL – September 30- October 1, 2021 – Baton Rouge, LA – $350

November 18-19, 2021 – New Orleans, LA – $350

December 2-3, 2021 – New Orleans, LA – $350

FULL – December 13-14, 2021 – Baton Rouge, LA – $350

Class Notes:

Classroom instruction includes:

  • Installation guidelines
  • Testing procedures
  • Review of cross connection control and backflow prevention general information


Hands-on instruction includes a demonstration of the proper testing procedure along with attendee practice.

Examination includes a written exam followed by a hands-on practical exam. Attendees must pass both written and hands-on practical exam without instructions in order to receive recertification.

Daily breaks are scheduled and attendees are responsible for their own lunch.