Due to COVID-19 and the associated restrictions, many of our hosts are not able to host classes. This is impacting our scheduling but is manageable and any classes posted are expected to go through but we have had to relocated and reschedule many of them during these shutdowns. Until December 2020, we are now offering 2 free students for any company or individual who can host a class, dates and locations to be finalized. We generally do not pay people for renting classrooms, though you can sell the free students to other people, and the free students are redeemable afterwards, so they don't have to attend your specific class, we are super flexible with the redemptions of the free students and intend to treat everyone fairly and are appreciate of any hosts past or present. If interested, reach out to us via email or phone (top right of each page) and we can hopefully put something together. Hosting a course would only need access to a room with tables / chairs, and access to a hose bib, all other props, equipment, projectors, screens, etc., are provided by us.
If you are looking for a 32-hour MD course ( or 8-hour MD renewal course ) for use in reciprocating plumbing licenses, these courses can be done concurrently with the courses below at no additional cost. Find more information and full course schedule for our MD courses on the Maryland Page
The VA diploma we issue is not in itself a backflow license like it is for other jurisdictions, it is vocational training that is required in order to apply to get the state license. Virginia state licenses do not require vocational training in order to renew them. In Northern VA, some counties accept the MD certification as a local license, at these locations we offer our 32 hour MD course concurrently with the 40 and 16 hour courses for the same price.
Both our 40 and 16 hour courses are approved through DPOR as vocational training related to the State Backflow Prevention Device Worker license ( requirement 13 on the DPOR application downloadable here ) Our registration with DPOR can be found here.
There is more information about the differences between the 40 and 16 hour courses on our course description page - but generally people with less than 7 years experience in water distribution systems will need the 40-hour. The 40-hour is a much more in depth course with more time to discuss the information and substantially more practice, including a segment of the course with practice on repair and maintenance, but both courses will meet the DPOR exam application requirement and both include training on how to prepare for the DPOR exam.
We have a breakdown of the test and access to all of the applications on our DPOR Test Prep page here
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: