Backflow Prevention Recertification - Course 7649

Backflow Prevention Recertification

Bradenton (SAT & SUN)
Tampa (SAT & SUN)
full Altamonte Springs
Tallahassee (Friday & Saturday)
West Palm Beach
Bradenton (SAT & SUN)
full Destin
full Gainesville
Fort Myers
Bradenton (SAT & SUN)
Orlando (Same location as Lake Buena Vista)
Orlando (Same location as Lake Buena Vista)
Bradenton (SAT & SUN)
West Palm Beach
Bradenton (SAT & SUN)
Altamonte Springs
Fort Myers
Bradenton (SAT & SUN)
Altamonte Springs
Orlando (Same location as Lake Buena Vista)

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In the event that a course is canceled, UF/TREEO is not responsible for non-refundable travel fares or lodging deposits.

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  • FDEP OCP: FDEP OCP 04191009: CEUs: 0.8 DW WW DS
  • FBPR: Construction Industry Licensing Board Provider # 0000995
  • FBPR : Construction Industry Licensing Board Course # 0000710 - 7 hours
  • Start : 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m:
Coordinator Marta Keilhauer     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3878

Description :This two day course updates students on guidelines for acceptable practices for testing and annual inspection of backflow prevention prevention assemblies used in cross connection control programs       .Students review information in the classroom to prepare for the written exam. They also work with staff in the wet lab to refresh tester skills. Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers hold valid certification for two-years from the date of initial certification and/or recertification. We give a third year as a grace period. Once the three years have passed, you will need to take the Initial certification again.

Special Notice To Florida Licensed Drinking Water, Wastewater and Distribution System Operators: Operators requiring CEUs toward renewal of their licenses cannot take the same course in the renewal cycle 2015-17 that they took during the renewal cycle 2013-2015. Taking the same course in back-to-back renewal periods is prohibited by the FDEP Operator Certification Program. Operators will need to wait until the renewal period 2015-2017 if they want to take the same course again and receive CEU credits.

If your certification is from a center other than a UF TREEO-sponsored organization, you are required to email or fax current Backflow Tester certification from your current provider. If the certification is expired or has lapsed, you would need to take our Initial Backflow Tester Training & Certification. If you are still current, you would need to attend both days, and take our 80 questions written test and perform wetlab test for RP, DC,& PVB without instructions. Exam is closed book.

Recertification will be awarded after successful completion of a hands-on lab test (RP and DC) and a 50-question written exam. UF/TREEO testers may use written instructions during the hands-on portion of the exam with a 10-point penalty .

The exam will consist of a written portion (1-hour time limit) and a hands-on evaluation (1-hour time limit) 

Daily breaks are provided.

You are on your own for lunch.

Course Objective:Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

•Explain the basic hydraulics of a backflow condition and the differences between backflow due to backpressure and backsiphonage

•Describe the different types of backflow prevention assemblies and what backflow conditions they protect against

•Demonstrate the proper field test procedure for the reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly

•Demonstrate the proper field test procedure for the double check valve.

Please Note:You must be present for entire course time to receive continuing education credit and certificate of attendance.

Who Should Attend:  Individuals holding Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification

Instructor : Will vary depending on location

Agenda- Day1-

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 - 9:00a.m Definitions

9:00 - 9:30a.m. Backflow Prevention Assemblies

9:30 - 9:40a.m. Break

9:40 - 10:40a.m. Backflow Prevention Assemblies Cont.

10:40 - 10:50a.m. Break

10:50 - 11:00a.m. Testing the DCVA

11:00 - 11:30a.m. Testing the RP

noon - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00 - 2:30 Guided Practice

2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 - 3:45 Guided Practice

3:45 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Review Questions

Agenda - Day 2-

8:00-9:00am- Written Exam

9:00- 12:00pm-  Practical Exam