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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 Certification@abpa.org

 

Exciting Announcement: Testers now have the ability to register for testing events online! Please look at our site calendar for the complete list of upcoming testing events, then simply click on the event you are interested in to begin the registration process! 

If you already hold an ABPA Certification or if you are a member of ABPA, you have a profile on our site 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 is in the format of FirstnameLastname. The default password is ABPA2016, but if you have trouble logging in, please try resetting your password or email certification@abpa.org. Please change your password from the default once logged in and review your information to ensure it is accurate.

Please Note: All applications must be received by our office at least 30 days out from requested test date. If your application is received after the 30 day mark, it is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate your request.

 
 
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 
                                                                                     
Test 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 


 
 
 
Mike Ahlee, Certification Program Administrator
E-mail: certificationadministrator@abpa.org
 
 
How to Contact the Certification Program 
 
 ABPA Certification
342 N. Main Street, Suite 301 West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone 1-877-227-2127 .  Fax: 979-846-7607
certification@abpa.org

 

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