ASSE Backflow Assembly Test Course – Recertification – #304-02/19/21

02/18/2021 - 02/19/2021

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Backflow Consulting & Training

  • asse international sanitary engineering logoCOURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is for preparation for the ASSE tester recertification. The course will provide a basic understanding of backflow prevention and cover the ASSE five valve testing methodology for the Pressure Vacuum Breaker, Spill-Resistant Vacuum Breaker, Double Check Valve and Reduced Pressure Assembly.
    STATEMENT OF PREREQUISITES: Must hold a valid ASSE backflow prevention assembly tester certificate.  Must submit current ASSE number with registration and provide copy of certification if requested.
    ATTENDANCE: Attendance is required and roll will be taken at each session. There will be a strong correlation between course attendance and success passing the ASSE administered examination. Each student is responsible for the materials provided during lecture. It is each student’s responsibility alone to acquire lecture notes; handouts and exercise for missed courses.

COVID:  For the health and safety of our staff and students, we are following all requirements from the CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Tri-County Health.  As these regulations are constantly changing, please note the documentation sent as your course date approaches.  As always, if the student is feeling ill, we require that they stay home and not attend class.  Thanks in advance for you cooperation and understanding.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES: To provide the student with a working fundamental understanding of the ASSE test procedures, knowledge of regulations, the causes and prevention of backflow, and basic valve troubleshooting skills.

  • Knowledge of each of the test procedures used to test the following valves: Reduced Pressure Type, Double Check Type, Pressure Vacuum Breaker, Spill-Resistant Vacuum Breaker, Reduced Pressure Type Detector Assembly and Double Check Type Detector Assembly
  • Successfully test the following valves utilizing the appropriate test procedures: Reduced Pressure Type, Double Check Type, Pressure Vacuum Breaker and Spill-Resistant Vacuum Breaker
  • Understand the various safety issues related to testing backflow prevention assemblies
  • Explain the theory of the causes of backpressure and backsiphonage
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local Regulations that affect Cross-Connection Control
  • METHODOLOGY: Course lectures and Laboratory instruction


  • Passing the ASSE written exam with a 70% or better.
  • Passing the ASSE Practical exam for the PVB, SVB, DC and  RPZ


  • Cross-Connection Control Workbook – provided during course
  • A.S.S.E. Series 5000 test procedures – digital download at ASSE
  • A.S.S.E. Guide to Cross-Connection Protection Devices and Assemblies – digital download at ASSE

Must hold a valid ASSE backflow prevention assembly tester certificate. Must submit current ASSE number with registration and provide copy of certification if requested.
Registration and payment must be received 2 weeks prior to course start date.  Failure to submit payment within 2 weeks of start of course will result in forfeiture of seat in course.  No refunds within 2 weeks of course start date.  
Course Fee:  $450.00 (includes initial exam fee)*

*If a retest is necessary, applicant is responsible for any additional test fees.

Courses are limited to 8 students and course if filled on a first come first served basis.
Students must sign and follow the classroom and exam COVID-19 policies.
Course Cancellation – If minimum enrollment is not met, then Backflow Consulting and Training reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course.

Class Registration

Recertification February 18 & 19, 2021


Student Information

Required Employer or Company sponsor

Prerequisite Qualification

First Time Certification: A minimum of (5) years water/plumbing or related industry experience REQUIRED.
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Re-Certification: You must possess a current ASSE Tester Certification.
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I acknowledge that the student meets the prerequisite for the ASSE certification class.

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  • Participation in these courses does not constitute a guarantee student will pass the ASSE certification exam.
  • Registration must be submitted TWO (2) weeks prior to class start date.
  • Student seat is only held with payment.
  • Payment is due TWO (2) weeks prior to the class start date.
  • No refunds are issued within 14 days of the class date.
  • Limited class size, seats available on a first come first serve basis.


  • *Student must be sponsored by a Company or Employer.
  • Student must have 5 Years plumbing experience or in a water related industry
  • By submitting this form. I acknowledge that all training materials are provided in English.
  • By submitting this application you certify that all information provided by you is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.