What Is It?
Proctors are used in the ABPA Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Program to observe and evaluate the performance examinations. The proctor needs to fully understand, and be proficient with, the backflow prevention assembly field test procedures. It isn’t enough to just be a proficient Tester, Proctors also need to know the rules and policies of the ABPA examination process. They are trained to administer a fair and impartial hands-on performance exam. The Proctor will be appointed by the Administrator for a specific examination date and location. Complete Proctor qualifications are available on the ABPA website.
How Do I Become A Proctor?
You must currently be an ABPA certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester, and you should have completed at least one ABPA Tester re-certification. You must also successfully complete a proctor training program.
Do I Have To Take a Test?
Yes, after attending an 8-hour Proctor Training class. The Proctor Applicant shall observe a mock performance exam, during which the person performing the field test procedures may make deliberate errors in the field test procedure and recording of data. The Proctor Trainee shall identify all errors and record them on a form.
What Do I Get?
A qualified proctor applicant who successfully completes the Proctor Training Program will receive a wall certificate containing your name, date, and number. A wallet card is also provided. Each day you act as a proctor, you are eligible to receive a Proctor Compensation fee of up to $100.
Do I Still Have To Maintain My Tester Certification?
Yes. However, your Tester re-certification fee (every three years) will be waived as long as you comply with the Proctor Qualification Requirements.