Our 40-hour course is based on the USC (University of Southern California) textbook and course materials, and our courses comply with NV-CA-AWWA (Nevada & California American Water Works Association) criteria for their pre-requisite to take their exam. The AWWA exam is separate from our course, and has a separate fee and registration process. You can find more info on their application requirements, fees, etc., on their website here - NV-CA-AWWA
Our course also meets criteria set forth with many of the local counties and water purveyors, as an equal to the USC and other college courses required by some southern counties.
Backflow testing in Arizona is regulated by the Department of Environmental Quality and is outlined outlined in ADEQ Administrative Code (R18-4-215) as needing to be tested by someone who is certified with American Water Works Association (CANV Section, AWWA) ... or other certifying authority approved by the Department.
For the NV-CA-AWWA license, there is an eligibility requirement to apply to take their exam, if you look up their “BPAT Candidate Handbook” (link at bottom part of page) on page 5 it outlines that you need to either complete a 36 or more hour course OR complete 2 years of experience in field testing. So if you currently hold a similar license in CA or somewhere else, and have been testing preventers for 2 years, and can document the time, you do not need our course and can directly apply for their examination, otherwise you need to complete our course or a similar one that meets their pre-requisite criteria. Most courses are 40 hours instead of 36, likely because most county and health departments require the full 40-hours.
The 40-hour course meets standard requirements, but the 8-hour test prep course is not registered for anything and only exists as a review to prepare students to take their AWWA or similar exam.
Do you need a backflow test kit or need to calibrate a test kit you already have? We offer both of these, check out our sister company Kruger Instruments for more information: