Certification: Backflow Prevention Program Specialist/Administrator Certification

This instructional course; provides the necessary training and examination for individuals seeking certification as a Backflow Prevention Program Administrator. The course consists of thirty two (32) hours of training for an Administrator/Specialist culminating in a fifty (50) question written examination and a 25 question practical examination. During the training participants can expect to discuss the basic principles of hydraulics pertaining to backflow prevention and cross-connection control. The individuals will also receive training on cross-connection control containment and isolation surveys, product identification and installation
requirements. The elements of a cross-connection control program, federal, state, and local regulations, plumbing codes, and public education and outreach will also be presented.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 3 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?

On Site

Certification courses are taken in seminars, more information can be found here:

http://www.iapmodwbp.org/hidden/general-class-information/ external site


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.