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ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Course, June 21-25, 2021, Wixom

ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester 40 Hour Certification Course

Monday, June 21, 2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT) to Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 5/28/21 at 12:00 AM (EST)

Event Details


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ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester 40 Hour Certification Course

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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL COURSE: Submit documentation of your experience. For example a letter from employer, plumbing license, etc. Fax 517-657-2417 or email 

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 “handsā€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. 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.

Payment/Cancellation Policy: Payment must be received before the class begins. Due to the cost of hosting this class if you cancel 10 business days before the first day of class half of your registration fee is forfeited and the other half can be used toward a future class credit or refunded. If you cancel 5 business days or less before the first day of class your full payment is forfeited.

IMPORTANT: If you fail the exam, ASSE will charge a fee to re-take the exam.

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