Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
Featured Members
Kathy RileyABPA Region 3 Director

Tester Certification Program
Share |


The Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester is needed by administrative authorities throughout North America to assure that installed backflow prevention assemblies continue to protect the drinking water. The American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) Certification Committee (previously know as the Training Committee or the Training and Education Committee) completed the task of establishing criteria for what a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester needs to know. Once a person has been trained, an examination protocol had to be developed to verify the applicant's knowledge against need to know criteria. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate their ability to test and diagnose the operation of the different types of backflow prevention assemblies.

To become ABPA certified, or to learn more about the ABPA Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Program, please click the links below: 


ABPA Tester Online Application


ABPA Tester Certification Operations & Procedures Manual


ABPA Testing Schedule & Locations

ABPA Tester Listing

For more information:

The ABPA Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Program has adopted the field test procedures published in the Manual of Cross-Connection Control, Tenth Edition. This manual is published by the University of Southern California's Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research. Information about the availability of the non-illustrated field test procedures may be obtained by contacting one of the following:

Contact Program Administrator
ABPA Tester Certification Program
Phone 1-877-227-2127
Fax: 979-846-7607
PO Box 3051
Bryan, Texas 77805-3051
(979) 846-7606
Fax (979)846-7607


Fill out & print the Tester Application PDF Click Here! 

(Application Must Be Submitted With Payment) 

If Paying $95.00 Tester Fee Online Click Here!  (Application must be submitted by fax (979) 846-7607 or email when paying online)

If Paying $95.00 Tester Fee + $15.00 for the Non-Illustrated Field Test Procedures Online Click Here!  (Application must be submitted with by fax (979) 846-7607 or email when paying online)


Sign In

Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?


3/4/2015 » 3/5/2015
UF-TREEO Cross-Connection Control Conference

3/16/2015 » 3/18/2015
NGWA Groundwater Summit

4/27/2015 » 4/30/2015
CRWA South Lake Tahoe Expo