We are offering private courses only in the State of Kentucky, more info on our private course page - we can come to your location and train only your technicians, minimum of 10 students. We also have open enrollment courses that are a similar USC based curriculum and have the same exams in California - Colorado - Nevada - Arizona
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.
We hold an approval through the Blue Grass Cross Connection Prevention Association ( BGCCPA ) for our 40-hour course as the educational requirement to get registered as a tester. The 40-hour course is not a license in itself, you have to register with BGCCPA in order to be listed as a tester, but the course and a registration fee are the only things required to be registered, there are no additional exams required.
There is no state level program for Kentucky, so backflow testers are regulated at the local water purveyor level, meaning each water purveyor sets their own rules. Most of the major ones ( Kentucky American Water , Georgetown Municipal Water, et al. ) require a tester to be certified and in good standing by Blue Grass Cross Connection Prevention Association ( BGCCPA ). Louisville Water and some others have different requirements, but submission of a BGCCPA or similar tester certificate can usually be used as the training requirement to get certification.
It is likely that local water purveyors have additional registration processes or fees, but generally they will accept a BGCCPA certification as the basis, and the association accepts our courses as the education requirement for certification with them.
The regulations on the state level do not mention tester certifications, but there are some other rules and regulations that you might want to review - Kentucky Title 401 Chapter 8 Regulation 020 Section 3
After completion of our 40-hour USC-based course, you submit your diploma to BGCCPA ( firstname.lastname@example.org / 859-229-9668 / Gary Williams ) .. you will have to fill out some paperwork and pay fees to join the organizatoin and be registered as a tester. Your certification will be valid for 3 years, ending on January 31st, to renew for 3 more years, you have to attend two 6-hour conferences hosted by the association, there is no additional course or exam required for registration, but there are fees and applications that are done directly with the assoication to be become a registered tester.
For BGCCPA, the basis of the program is the USC 10th Edition, although possibly others are allowed depending on the area, check with the local water purveyor.
On our YouTube Channel, we created a series of videos where we test the four types of preventers using the USC procedures that are covered in the course.