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.
All current classes in the state have out of state instructors teaching them, so we definitely would like a local instructor in this area. Check out our Careers Page for more info about the requirements, pay, and how to apply to begin our instructor's program.
Our 32-hour certification and 5-hour re-certification courses are based on the University of Florida TREEO book and testing procedures, and are approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health - list of approved courses shown here
Backflow Preventer Assembly Testing in Iowa is regulated by the Department of Public Health, and they require you to take a 32-hour course and pass the related practical and written exams by an approved school shown their list here, the license is good for 3 years, after which you have to take a 5-hour renewal course.
Our course includes all exams for the license. Like all other IDPH managed programs, there is an additional step where you have to register with IDPH as an account, and then apply our course to your account. There is a $72 registration fee required for the application process to obtain an Iowa Backflow Tester Registration, this goes directly to IDPH after we roster you as an attendee.
Instructions on how to create an original account with IDPH can be found here – Instructions on how to apply for a registration of the course completion with IDPH can be found here
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
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