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.
We hold an approval through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection - Drinking Water Program, Cross Connection Control Program (MassDEP-DWP-CCCP) which is the state agency that regulates the water purveyors and backflow testing.
The course on its own is not valid in the state, though, there is another step to get registered with the state, more info is posted below. There is no additional training or exams required, but you do have to make an application / pay a fee.
In order to test preventers in Massachusetts, you have to hold a current license through Mass DEP-DWP-CCCP, where you have to pass a certified written and practical exam, and then fill out an application to the department and pay a fee. Our course and exams are approved for this purpose and once Mass DEP is notified that you passed the course, you can then apply for the license.
The license is only valid for 3 years, it can be renewed by either testing 24 preventers over the 3 year period and submitting the info, or taking an 8-hour renewal course.
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: