Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing

Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing TCEQ #1200 is a 40-hour course designed to train students in the techniques for testing all gauge testable backflow assemblies. Licensed testers are permitted to test and repair backflow assemblies according to state or local regulations. The class will include lecture, demonstration, practice written exam and practical testing on pressure vacuum breakers, spill resistant pressure vacuum breakers, double check valves, and the reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies.

 

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has adopted the University of Southern California (USC) 10th Edition Manual of Cross-Connection Control as the standard for backflow prevention assembly testing procedures. The 10th Edition Field Test Procedures will be taught in TCEQ course #1200, #1201 & #1206.  TCEQ recommends all students attending these classes obtain a copy of the USC 10th Edition Manual of Cross-Connection Control to be used in class and as a resource after the class. The USC 10th Edition Manual of Cross-Connection Control is included in this course price. Students are welcome to bring their own test kits to class however; three and five valve deferential gauges are available for use during class. Successful practical exams are required for completion of the course. A roster of successful students will be sent to TCEQ. 
Upon successfully completing the course, a certificate of completion will be awarded to the student. The cost of the class is $575.00 prepaid. Recommended supplies include notebook, pencil/pen & hi-liter. The classes are fast paced, entertaining, and informative. Class space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

 

Completing 40 hours of course #1200 provides education credit for the following licenses:
40 hours for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers (BPAT)
100 hours for an applicant for a Plumbing Inspectors license (through TSBPE)
12 hours for Customer Service Inspectors (CI), Landscape Irrigators (LI), Irrigation Technicians (IT), Irrigation Inspectors (II), Water Operators (WO), Wastewater Operators (WW), Water Treatment Specialist (WT)

The term of the license is three (3) years. To obtain a license, an individual must:

1.    Submit a completed Application to TCEQ with payment of $111.00.

2.    Submit a completed a Criminal Conviction Notification form.

3.    Successfully complete TCEQ Course #1200.

4.    Successfully complete the TCEQ BPAT Written Exam. The BPAT license application fee includes up to 4 attempts on the written exam within one year of an approved application.

††††††††††† †††††††††Effective May 2, 2016, the link to register for the BPAT written exam at a regional office is as follows: 

†††††††††††† †††††††††https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/licensing/exams/registration

 

†††††††††† ††††††††††Effective May 2, 2016, the BPAT exam is now listed as available to take via the proctored

†††††††††††††††††††† computer-based testing (CBT) sites. The link to the CBT page is:

††††††††††† †††††††††https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/training/cbt_occ_lic.html

 

5.    Have a high school diploma or equivalent certificate;

6.    Worked at least two years in an approved area.
    (A)  Approved areas are:
        (i)  operating or maintaining a public drinking water system;
        (ii)  installing or repairing residential, commercial, or industrial drinking water †††treatment equipment;
        (iii)  installing or repairing lawn irrigation system
 
        (iv)  performing activities requiring a master or journeyman plumbing license;
        (v)  testing and repairing backflow prevention assemblies on fire  suppression systems and lines; or
        (vi)  performing other duties approved by the executive director


    (B)  An individual may substitute one year of the required experience with:
        (i)  one year of college credit (32 semester hours); or
        (ii)  20 hours of approved training in addition to the required 40-hour training course.


To renew a BPAT license, an individual must have:

1.    Made application to TCEQ with payment of $111.00;

2.    Submit a completed a Criminal Conviction Notification form.

3.    Successfully complete TCEQ Course #1201.

4.    Successfully complete 16 additional TCEQ approved CEUís. (24 Total CEUíS required for renewal.)
       

Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing TCEQ #1206 is a 32-hour course is designed allows students to stay current on test requirements and testing skills while earning the required CEUís for BPAT license renewal. The class will include lecture, demonstration, practice written exam and practical testing on pressure vacuum breakers, spill resistant pressure vacuum breakers, double check valves, and the reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies.

 

The 10th Edition Field Test Procedures will be taught in TCEQ course #1200, #1201 & #1206.  TCEQ recommends all students attending these classes obtain a copy of the USC 10th Edition Manual of Cross-Connection Control to be used in class and as a resource after the class. The USC 10th Edition Manual of Cross-Connection Control is included in this course price. Students are welcome to bring their own test kits to class however; three and five valve deferential gauges are available for use during class. Successful practical demonstrations are required for completion of the course. A roster of successful students will be forwarded to TCEQ. 

Upon successfully completing the course, a certificate of completion will be awarded to the student. The cost of the class is $525.00 prepaid. Recommended supplies include notebook, pencil/pen & hi-liter. The classes are fast paced, entertaining, and informative. Class space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

 

Completing 32 hours of course #1206 provides education credit for the following licenses:
32 hours for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers (BPAT)
12 hours for Customer Service Inspectors (CI), Landscape Irrigators (LI), Irrigation Technicians (IT), Irrigation Inspectors (II), Water Operators (WO), Wastewater Operators (WW), Water Treatment Specialist (WT)

Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing Recertification

Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing Recertification TCEQ #1201 is the ďHands-onĒ practical skills course required for renewal of the BPAT license. This recertification class allows students to stay current on test requirements and testing skills. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has adopted the University of Southern California (USC) 10th Edition Manual of Cross-Connection Control as the standard for backflow prevention assembly testing procedures. The 10th Edition Field Test Procedures will be taught in TCEQ course #1200, #1201 & #1206.  TCEQ recommends all students attending these classes obtain a copy of the USC 10th Edition Manual of Cross-Connection Control to be used in class and as a resource after the class. The USC 10th Edition Manual of Cross-Connection Control is not included in this course price but is available for study or may be purchased at the class.

 

Students are welcome to bring their own test kits to class however; three and five valve deferential gauges are available for use during class. Successful practical demonstrations are required for completion of this course. A roster of successful students will be forwarded to TCEQ. Upon successfully completing the course, a certificate of completion will be awarded to the student. The cost of the class is $150.00 prepaid. Recommended supplies include notebook, pencil/pen & hi-liter. The classes are fast paced, entertaining, and informative. Class space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


 For a schedule of classes, please go to Class Schedule

To register online please go to Training Registration.

 

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