No course or exam scheduled in your area ? Our motto is "We Are Where You Are" meaning we try to service local areas as well as possible. We have two additional programs available, links to more info below:
Private Course - We can come to your location and train only your staff, bring all props, handouts, equipment, etc., Minimum of 10 students
Host a Course - Similar to a private course, we come to your facility and train your staff, but also you allow other local technicians to attend. No minimums for these and you get 2 free students.
Our 32-hour Initial and 6-hour Renewal Backflow Testers Courses are approved through the Georgia Association of Water Professionals ( GAWP ) as part of the Georgia Statewide Backflow Prevention Assembly Certification Program, which is one of the allowable organizations to approve backflow tester courses. The overall tester program is regulated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, but is delegated to GAWP for their licensing purposes. So the course is administered per the approved standards, and the certification is registered with the GAWP.
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing in Georgia is regulated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, and they accept certification exams through a number of third parties ( such as ABPA & ASSE) and also task the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) to approve programs and tester courses through the state, referred to as the Georgia Statewide Backflow Prevention Assembly Certification Program.
This is found on the state regulations - Rule 3220.127.116.11.7 - http://rules.sos.ga.gov/GAC/391-3-5-.13 - "all required field testing shall be performed by persons who are certified in the testing of backflow prevention assemblies by the Georgia Statewide Backflow Prevention Assembly Certification Program, as approved by the Division" among other certification programs such as ABPA and ASSE.
There are a bunch of options when it comes to testing backflow preventers as far as which procedures to use. We have found that the ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures are most efficient if you can use them, and have fewer requirements as far as equipment, connector tees, and number of hoses and adapters needed:
On our YouTube channel, we created a series of videos where we test the four types of preventers using these procedures if you're not familiar with them:
Reduced Pressure Principle (RPZ) - ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures
Double Check Valve Assembly (DCV) - ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures
Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB) - ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures
Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker (SVB) - ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures
Download These Procedures in PDF
There are also test procedures from the USC 10th Edition and UF-TREEO programs, our courses in Georgia utilize the UF-TREEO textbook and materials so those are covered in the courses.
Shopping for a backflow test kit or need an annual re-calibration ? Check out our 2-valve system and calibration services with Kruger Instruments @ www.krugerinstruments.com