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.
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:
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: