We are currently offering private courses only in Washington. We offer public courses in California that would be valid for the required exams in Washington as well, otherwise we also offer private courses.
Check out our California Page for open enrollment courses
Have a Private Course and get your technicians trained at your location and on your schedule. More info on our Private Course Page ( minimum of 10 students )
We hope to do more local courses in this area, but need instructors to teach them, BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR AND JOIN OUR TEAM .. more info on our Careers Page
More info on how to schedule and study for the exam(s) on our USC Test Prep Page
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. For Washington, no certificate for training is required to sit for the state exam, so largely the class would be to learn the material and practice testing preventers for the practical exam, but not a prerequisite to sit for the exam as it is in many areas.
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 state exam is required. More info on how to register and prepare for the ABPA or AWWA third party exams, and the Washington State Exam 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. Washington State does not require training to sit for the exam, but obviously you would like to know the material and be prepared for the practical exam.
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing in Washington is regulated by the Department of Health, where they have the program administered by Washington Certification Services. You have to take a written and practical exam, based on the USC 10th Edition manual and testing procedures.
For the state of Washington and most western states, the only accepted testing procedures are the USC 10th Edition, with very few exceptions.'
On our YouTube Channel, we created a series of videos where we test the four types of preventers using these procedures, we also have in depth videos on how to prepare for the state or third party practical exams on our USC Test Prep Page
Reduced Pressure Principle (RPZ) - USC 2-Valve Procedures
Double Check Valve Assembly (DCV) - USC Procedures
Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB) - USC Procedures
Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker (SVB) - USC 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