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Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Program
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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
To become ABPA certified, or to learn more about the ABPA Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Program, please use the links below: 
ABPA Tester Application  ABPA Tester FAQ 
ABPA Testing Schedule & Locations  ABPA Tester Listing
ABPA Tester Certification Operations & Procedures Manual  
I lost my certificate or wallet card.  How do I replace it?
To replace your lost certificate or wallet card, you can fill out the ABPA Certification Re-print Form and either email, fax, or mail the form to us.  The replacement for either the certificate or wallet card is $20.00 each.

 ABPA Certification Re-print Form 

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, please submit your completed Tester Application Form, which includes your preferred test date and location by fax (979) 846-7607 or email to  $95.00 Online Tester Fee Payment Click Here!    
$95.00 Online Tester Fee Payment + $15.00 for the Non-Illustrated Field Test Procedures Click Here! 
Mike Ahlee, Certification Program Administrator
How to Contact the Certification Program 
 ABPA Certification
P.O. Box 3051 . Bryan, TX 77805-3051
Phone 1-877-227-2127 .  Fax: 979-846-7607


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