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.
Our 32-hour program is recognized in many states by their state program ( including Massachusetts ) - but in the state of Rhode Island, there is no state level program so each water purveyor makes their own rules. Over the years, we have had quite a few testers submit either the Massachusetts State License or simply our 32-hour certification diploma to the local purveyor ( mostly Providence Water ) without issue.
Backflow Preventer Assembly Testing is not regulated at the state level by Rhode Island, so it is left up to each water purveyor, city, county, etc. Providence Water, and other local water purveyors, generally accept the Massachusetts State License as reciprocal. More info on our Mass courses can be found on our Massachusetts Page - a link to Providence Water's backflow tester requirements is below:
If you have a specific question about a specific water purveyor, let me know at email@example.com and I can reach out / make a submission for our program or Massachusetts reciprocity to them.
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:
Reduced Pressure Principle (RPZ) - ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures
Double Check Valve Assembly (DCV) - ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures
Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB) - ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures
Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker (SVB) - ASSE 5000 Single Hose Procedures
Shopping for a backflow test kit or need an annual re-calibration ? Check out our 2-valve system and calibration services with Kruger Instruments @ www.krugerinstruments.com