The purpose of this 40-hour ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Initial Certification (5110), a part of the 5000 series, is to certify and re-certify individuals who are equipped and prepared to ensure a swift and thorough field response as it pertains to the testing of multiple types of backflow prevention assemblies.
The goal of the course is to promote best practices in the field from legal obligations to practical knowledge. Fire University seeks to guide trainees through the process of theory and hands-on instruction. To accompany the classroom training, the trainee will also work their way through a series of tests on multiple types of backflow prevention assemblies.
After completing this course, trainees will be prepared, from a legal obligation to a practical knowledge standpoint, to carry out the responsibilities of a backflow prevention tester.
January 29, 2024 at 4pm
David Hahn - Nationally Recognized Instructor
At the conclusion of this course, trainees will be able to…
- Articulate the principles of backflow prevention and cross connection control
- Recognize testable and non-testable backflow preventers
- Understand and test a wide variety of backflow preventers
- Identify failures and proper course of corrective action
- Properly document all information as it pertains to the testing of backflow preventers
Trainees are expected to pass a practical exam and a 2-hour exam. Each trainee will have one and a half hours to complete the practical exam. The practical exam will consist of testing four assembly types, with at least one set up in failure mode. Assembly types that will be tested include Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer Assembly (1013), Double Check Backflow Prevention Assembly (1015), Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assembly (1020), Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker Assembly 1056
Please read the following statement before registering. Once you have registered, a form will be emailed within 48 hours for you to confirm your eligibility for the course.
Certification to Standard 5110 for Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers is available only to individuals who have a minimum of five years of experience in the installation or service of plumbing, mechanical, fire sprinkler, lawn irrigation or a related industry field using potable water, or 4th or 5th year apprentices from a recognized apprenticeship program. Each individual must be able to list at least 40 hours of previous training.
Fire University reviews each field technician’s form for completeness and verifies the work and education history provided. No applicant will be admitted should their form not meet the eligibility requirements.
***Each trainee will be provided with their own IAPMO Backflow Prevention Reference Manual: Third Edition
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