ASSE Backflow 40 Hour, March 4-8, 2019, Plainfield

This class is FULL. Please call the MRWA office at 517-657-2601 to be placed on a waiting list

ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester 40 Hour Certification Course

March 4 - 8, 2019
Plainfield Township
Water Department
5195 Plainfield Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

MRWA has received national recognition and accreditation from the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) for Cross Connection Control Certification ASSE 5000 Standard. This nationally recognized ANSI® accreditation is designed to provide qualified students a national certification for obtaining a certified backflow assembly tester status in Michigan. Beginning January 1, 2018, water purveyors in Michigan will only be allowed to accept backflow assembly test results if testing was performed by individuals holding an active ASSE 5110 certification.

3.0 CECs Water - Technical

Time: 7:30am – 3:30pm Daily, 40 hours total
Course Instructor: Paul Patterson, HydroCorp

Course prerequisite: You must have 5 years documented experience in the field of plumbing, pipefitting, water/wastewater distribution or collection or another related industry field.

This course is designed to train participants in the intricacies of field  testing of backflow prevention  assemblies.  Backflow  prevention  assemblies included are: pressure vacuum breakers, spill resistant vacuum  breakers,  double  check valve assemblies and the reduced pressure backflow prevention assemblies, (RP). This training course will be composed of a series of lectures followed by guided exercises in a wet lab where “hands-on” activities and experience will provide an understanding of the proper field testing methods for backflow prevention assemblies. The necessary tools, test gauges and other equipment are provided for use in the wet lab sessions. There will be plenty of backflow prevention assemblies, tools and gauges available for the students to practice on during the wet lab portion of the course. Upon completion of this course the student must pass a 100 question written exam and a practical exam where each participant must demonstrate his or her ability to test each assembly. Once the student has passed both the written and practical exams, they will be issued an “ASSE Certificate of Completion” an “ASSE Tester Certification Card” and an “ASSE Tester  Certification Number” from the American Society  of Sanitary Engineering. The certification card and number will allow participants to test backflow prevention assemblies in any jurisdiction where ASSE Certification is accepted.

Submit documentation of your experience. For example, W-2, letter from employer, plumbing license, etc. Fax 989-539-4055 or email

MRWA Members: $1,095 per attendee
Non-members: $1,295 per attendee

Payment/Cancellation Policy: Payment is expected prior to class. Cancellations must be requested at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class or your registration fee will be forfeited. If you cancel least 3 business days prior to the start of class, the full amount may be used as credit toward a future class. You may send a substitute attendee.


3/4/2019 7:30 AM - 3/8/2019 3:30 PM
Plainfield Township Water Department 5195 Plainfield Avenue NE Grand Rapids 49525
This event is full.

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