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 New York State Department of Health for both the 32-hour Initial and 8-hour Renewal Backflow Prevention Tester Courses.
The 32-hour course also counts for 20 contact hours or 2.0 CEUs for New York State Water Operator Renewal Credits.
This license is managed by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and they have a list of approved course providers which we are on the list. Once you complete our course, your info is submitted to NYSDOH and then you are added to their database for licensed backflow testers. Each jurisdiction in the state, including New York City, query the NYSDOH database to confirm if a backflow assembly tester is licensed. Once complete, you are published on their list of approved testers.
NOTE - Per Rules of the City of New York Title 15 Chapter 20 Section 4E - note 4 - Testing of Backflow Preventers must be performed by an NYSDOH certified tester who is employed by a NYC Licensed Plumber - and note 5 - Any submitted annual test report must include the seal of a NYC Master Plumber.
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: