We are currently offering private courses only, resuming open enrollment courses in October 2022, so if you have a group of 10, or can pay for the minimum 10, we can come to your location and teach only your students. We are looking for hosts in most areas, also, and we offer two free students in exchange for hosting a course.
We have a 40-hour USC program, which includes a pass / fail practical and written examination. Once you pass our course, you receive a tester’s certification diploma. This may be accepted on its own in some applications, or used as a pre-requisite to a third party exam (AWWA, ABPA, ASSE, etc). The program includes lecture and practice on testing, repair, and design application of all four types of backflow preventers, and we cover the USC 10th Edition Testing Procedures with all listed diagnostic failures, in accordance with the applicable programs.
The Kruger's Training Academy Diploma can certify a technician to test preventers in maintenance situations ( such as irrigation or hydronic make up water ). To test on new construction and the annual tests on preventers that tie direct to the water purveyor, the appropriate third party exam may be required. More info on how to register and prepare for the ABPA third party exams is listed on our USC Test Prep page - with links to their schedules and free resources to help you study.
Our 40-hour course is based on the USC (University of Southern California) textbook and course materials. We have submitted our course and received approval for our training with the major third party exam providers ( ABPA in Missouri ) and most other entities that may require proof of training. If you have a specific question about a specific area, feel free to reach out via phone or email and we can follow up to make sure the course is registered. Most, if not all, certification exams require formal training and / or experience in order to apply, which our 40-hour course is considered the prerequisite training for taking their exams.
Check out more info on how to register and prepare for the ABPA or similar exams on our USC Test Prep page - with links to their schedules and free resources to help you study.
Backflow Preventer Assembly Testing in Missouri is regulated by the Department of Natural Resources, and their Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Regulation, 10 CSR 60-11.030 requires a technician be certified through a Third Party Exam, with American Backflow Prevention Association ( ABPA ) listed as an option.
The APBA exams use the USC testing procedures, although some others are approved in most areas. The ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures are a little more efficient and require less equipment (tees, hoses, etc.), but if taking the ABPA exam, the proctor will only accept USC 10th Edition.
On our YouTube Channel, we created a series of videos where we test the four types of preventers using both types of procedures if you wanted to check out the differences: