Backflow Prevention Recertification - Course 7649

Backflow Prevention Recertification

  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04251051 : CEUs: 1.2 DS DW WW
  • FBPR CILB (Construction): # 0000995; Course #0000710; Hours 7
  • Start : 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m:
  • Approval for The Water Tower location only: CE-6-W-WW-0823-TWT-013126-0008
Coordinator Marta Keilhauer     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3878


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 2021-23 that they took during the renewal cycle 2019-2021. 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 2023-2025 if they want to take the same course again and receive CEU credits.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO NON-TREEO TESTERS- UF TREEO will no longer accept Tester Certifications from other providers. To become a UF TREEO Backflow TESTER,  you will need to attend our Initial Backflow Assembly TesterTraining and Certification to become UF TREEO Certified. 

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)

SEsPECIAL Special Note for RECERTIFICATION DATES-Starting Aug 01,2018, we will no longer extend RECERT DUE dates to match people that attend early Recertification classes.  Please try to attend a Recertifcation class close to your RECERT DUE Date or Expiration date.

The Recertification date will be set 2 years from the time you attend the class.

Daily breaks are provided.

You are on your own for lunch.

If you do not pass the final exam and hands-on testing, you are able to return to re-test. A fee of $100 will be charged and must be paid prior to receiving your certificate.

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.


Individuals holding Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification


Will vary depending on location

Link to Instructor Biographies

If you do not pass the final exam and hands-on testing, you are able to return to re-test. A fee of $100 will be charged and must be paid prior to receiving your certificate.

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- or Upon completion of Practical Exam