Backflow Assembly Tester Certification

03/12/2018 @ 8:00 am – 07/12/2018 @ 4:30 pm
MTS Maintenance Training Systems Inc.
4500 29th St
Vernon, BC V1T 5B9
Marie James

This 5-day program covers aspects of cross connection controls and backflow preventer assembly testing as published in the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control 2007 Manual published by the Western Canada Section American Water Works Association (WCS AWWA) and is followed by the BCWWA Backflow Assembly Testers Certification. Agenda items include:

Introduction to Cross Connection Control:

  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Backflow incidents review
  • Legal aspects
  • Hazard classifications and types of hazards
  • Methods of backflow control (types of backflow preventers)
  • General installation requirements
  • Cross connection control program basics
  • Troubleshooting and repair of backflow preventers
  • Theoretical and practical testing procedures for:
    • Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer
    • Double Check Valve Assembly
    • Pressure Vacuum Breaker
    • Spill Resistant Pressure Vacuum Breaker


  • Final Exam upon successful completion provides BCWWA Backflow Assembly Tester Certificate:
    • 100 multiple choice questions (requires 75 % to pass)
    • Practical demonstration of ability to test valves as listed above

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

** Note: Upon request the course manual can be shipped in advance upon receipt of full payment. **

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