Tester Recertification

About the course

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

The Exam includes written and practical examinations administered beginning at 2:00 PM.  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.

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.