Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester’s 24-Hour Continuing Education

WWW505 – 24.00 Hours


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07/16/24 – 07/18/24 Lufkin, TX IS WWW505 101 $615.00 Register
08/13/24 – 08/15/24 San Antonio, TX IS WWW505 108 $615.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill the following credit hours in the following operator license area(s):

– Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Operator License (24 Hours)

– Customer Service Inspector Operatot License (12 Hours)

Mobile labThe Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester 24-Hour Continuing Education course utilizes the TEEX Mobile Backflow trailer to provide students with TCEQ-required hands-on training opportunities designed to help each apply test procedures specific with Backflow Prevention Assemblies for the licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester. In addition to these areas of instruction, students are provided the latest cross-connection control and backflow prevention updates as well as practical skill-level testing and advanced troubleshooting and repair techniques.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe (2) the federal, state, and local requirements concerning testing of backflow prevention assemblies.
  • Describe (2) the methods in which backflow assembly manufacturers obtain approval from independent sources based on operation, industry standards, and specifications.
  • Discuss (2) six methods of backflow prevention.
  • Describe (2) safety concerns related to testing backflow prevention assemblies.
  • Describe (2) the hydraulic principles of water.
  • Discuss (2) special considerations pertaining to backflow prevention.
  • Identify (2) the various flow paths through a five valve differential pressure gauge and the function of each valve.
  • Complete (3) the preliminary steps to testing a backflow prevention assembly.
  • Test (4) four types of backflow prevention assemblies.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for individuals that have a current BPAT, Wastewater Operator, Customer Service Inspector, or Landscape Irrigator license along with those industry professionals wishing to obtain a Plumbing Inspector’s license.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 24.00 hours – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)