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.
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 the Certification Program at (877) 227-2127 or Email Certification@abpa.org.
To become ABPA certified, or to learn more about the ABPA Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Program, please
use the links below:
Fill out and print or email the Tester Application PDF Click Here! Every application must be submitted with a non-refundable payment.
When paying online, you must fill out the tester application and either submit it by fax (979) 846-7607 or email to email@example.com. $95.00 Online Tester Fee Payment Click Here!
When paying online, you must fill out the tester application and either submit it by fax (979) 846-7607 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. $95.00 Online Tester Fee Payment + $15.00 for the Non-Illustrated Field Test Procedures Click Here!