The Cross-Connection Control Specialist is needed by administrative
authorities throughout North America to assure that Cross-Connection Control
programs continue to protect the drinking water. The American Backflow
Prevention Association (ABPA) Certification Committee completed the task of
establishing criteria for what a Cross-Connection Control Specialist needs to
know. Once a person has been trained, an examination protocol had to be
developed to verify the applicant's knowledge that may be used to administer a
Cross-Connection Control program in accordance with the need to know
What's on the Test?
Written Exam - The written exam is a multiple-choice type of exam covering subjects contained on the ABPA Specialist Need-to-Know Criteria.
To register for an exam, please visit our site calendar.
Please Note: General exam registration closes 30 days out from the exam date. The CCC-Specialist exam can be taken at any tester exam site, barring any exceptions.
If you already hold an ABPA Certification or if you are a member of ABPA, you have an existing profile on the ABPA website with your certification information. With your profile you can:
- View your certifications and their expiration dates
- Sign up for upcoming exams- The application will autofill with the information in your profile, making registering for an exam faster and easier.
- Track your paid application fees and print/email your receipts
- Update your contact information to ensure you are notified properly of upcoming exams, when your certification is expiring, and that your wallet card/certificates are mailed to the correct address.
- You can also use your profile to record and track any other certifications you may hold so that you have a complete record all in one place.
To login to your profile: Your username will be in the format of firstnamelastname. Your default password is ABPA2016. If you have trouble logging in, please try resetting your password or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Once logged in, change your password from the default review your information to ensure it is accurate.