Due to COVID-19 and the associated restrictions, many of our hosts are not able to host classes. This is impacting our scheduling but is manageable and any classes posted are expected to go through but we have had to relocated and reschedule many of them during these shutdowns. Until December 2020, we are now offering 2 free students for any company or individual who can host a class, dates and locations to be finalized. We generally do not pay people for renting classrooms, though you can sell the free students to other people, and the free students are redeemable afterwards, so they don't have to attend your specific class, we are super flexible with the redemptions of the free students and intend to treat everyone fairly and are appreciate of any hosts past or present. If interested, reach out to us via email or phone (top right of each page) and we can hopefully put something together. Hosting a course would only need access to a room with tables / chairs, and access to a hose bib, all other props, equipment, projectors, screens, etc., are provided by us.
For Maryland State, Our 32 and 8 hour courses are approved by DLLR through registration with the plumbing board as a course provider, this approval is listed here. This course is mostly taken as a pre-requisite for a plumbing license application, and during the course it is discussed how to file the application and what to expect on the state test with PSI (candidate info bulletin can be found here )
For WSSC, the program has to be approved by DLLR and the instructor should be listed on the WSSC instructors list. If taking a course with us in Maryland or VA, the instructor will be on the list and thus compliant with WSSC. Their instructor's list is posted here. The 32-hour and 8-hour courses for WSSC area also taken as a pre-requisitie for a license application or renewal.
For Washington DC, the backflow course is not required for the plumbing license, but is required in order to test backflow preventers. Once you take our course and receive the diploma, you need to submit this with some other information directly to DC Water (the water utility NOT the board of industrial trades). We have submitted our information to DC Water, but they do not have a list of approved course providers they evaluate the provider and course on a case by case basis.
32-hour course consists of three 9-hour days and 5-hours of homework, in accordance with DLLR and WSSC guidelines and common practice for backflow training courses in Maryland. 8-hour re-certification courses include 8 hours of instruction and are done concurrently with any of the 3 days of a 32-hour course. This includes both in class instruction and hands-on laboratory instruction on each day. Check out more information about our course offerings on the course description page
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: