Backflow Prevention Assembly Repair and Maintenance Training and Certification - Course 19

Backflow Prevention Assembly Repair and Maintenance Training and Certification

  • TREEO FDEP OCP: 04251052 CEUs: 2.0 DS DW WW
  • FBPR CILB (Construction) #: 0000995; Course #0000709; Hours 10 (includes BSP)
  • Time: : 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.(off-site times vary)
  • Approval for The Water Tower location only: CE-12-W-WW-0823-TWT-013126-0002
Coordinator Marta Keilhauer     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3878


This two-day advanced course is for individuals currently holding Backflow Assembly Tester certification. Time is spent both in the classroom and the working lab. This advanced course provides the experienced tester with hands-on experience in the repair and maintenance of large diameter backflow preventers from various manufacturers. Instructors discuss advanced testing, trouble-shooting and safety procedures.  It is strongly recommended that you wait to attend this course until you have held a tester certification for at least six months.  This will give the tester time to gain field experience and be prepared for the advanced concepts in this course.

  • You must hold a current TREEO Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification to attend this class.
  • Outside Tester certificates from other agencies are not accepted.
Special Note about Backflow Tester Recertification: If you take the Backflow Prevention Assembly Repair and Maintenance Training and Certification course during the same year you are due for re-certification, this qualifies you to take the re-certification exam for an additional $100, which is a $100 savings if you had planned to take the Backflow Recertification course.   To take advantage of this option, select the course date you want to attend, then select the 'Course Fee with Recertification' from the drop down menu. 
Daily breaks are scheduled. You are on your own for lunch.

Course Objective
Upon successful completion of a written and hands-on exam the student will be certified in Backflow Repair. By the end of this course, participants should be able to perform the following:
  • Analyze the cause for failure of six different reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies
  • Field test six different backflow prevention assemblies
  • Disassemble six different backflow preventers using knowledge of proper procedures and special tools while following manufacturer’s instructions
  • Demonstrate safety procedures while repairing a backflow prevention assembly
  • Score a minimum of 70% correct answers on a written exam.
Please Note: You must be present for entire course to receive continuing education credit and a Certificate of Attendance.
Please Note:  There is no expiration date for the Backflow Repair & Maintenance Certification.  We recommend that you maintain a current status on your Backflow Tester Certification.

Those individuals currently certified as Backflow Assembly Testers
Certifications and Accreditation
The UF TREEO Center only issues Certification of Attendance and Certificate of Completion
The UF TREEO Center does NOT issue Backflow Licenses.



Day One  
8:00am. Sign In & Introduction

Methods & Devices

9:00am ID of Assemblies
 9:30am OEM Parts
10:00am Break
10:30am How the RP Works & Fails
11:00am Air Bleeds
11:30am USC App
12:00Noon Lunch
1:00pm RP Field Test Review
2:00pm Begin Testing & Disassembling of RP's in Lab Assemblies 1 # 2
5:00pm Adjourn
Day Two  
8:00am  Seats & Disks
8:30am The Relief Valve Opening
8:45am. Troubleshooting
9:00am. Two-Hose Field Test fro DCVA 0945
10:00am Break
10:30am Review Identification

 11:00am       Special Tools

 11:30am       ID Visual Exam

 12:00Noon   Lunch

1:00pm         Continue Testing & Disassembly of RP's in Lab Assemblies 3 & 4

4:00pm         Written Exam

5:00pm         Adjourn