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. NOTE - No 3rd party exam is hosted after the course, if these are required, you can schedule with an open enrollment exam or even host your own exam at your convenience !
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 or AWWA 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 ( AWWA and ABPA ) 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, AWWA, or similar exams on our USC Test Prep page - with links to their schedules and free resources to help you study.
There is no state level agency that regulates backflow testing in Nevada, so each water purveyor, water district, or other jurisdiction, makes their own rules. The City of Las Vegas accepts AWWA or ABPA, as well as most areas associated with a "health district" -> more info if you follow up with firstname.lastname@example.org - After contacting multiple jurisdictions, all of them contacted accept the AWWA or ABPA certifications, many likely accept our diploma on its own as well.
The AWWA and APBA exams use the USC testing procedures,
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: