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Backflow Training Courses

Bac-Flo Unlimited offers the most comprehensive backflow training courses with free troubleshooting assistance after 24 or 40 hour course completion. Instructor credentials include irrigation, plumbing and water operator licenses along with university degrees and national certifications…

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Bac-Flo Unlimited provides GaugeCare™, quality gauge care for your differential pressure backflow gauge. Ship us your gauge for its yearly certification and we’ll ship it back usually within 2-3 business days. Also contact us for weekly gauge certification times in Boerne, TX.

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Student Testimonials

“I appreciate that Troy and Fred are always ready and willing to help with problems that backflow testers face in the field”.

“Instructors presented material in a professional manner and made the learning process very easy”.

“Instructors have plenty of knowledge about cross connections & testing, very patient and humble”.

“Very thorough class, good hands on training”.

“Very foreign to me but instructors simplified subject”.

“I’m surprised by the amount of information I learned in the short amount of time. I look forward to future dealings with Bac-Flo Unlimited”.

“Good presentation, pertinent information. Never boring”.

“Course was very insightful. Instructors have plenty of knowledge about cross connections and testing.”

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*Free Gauge Certifications – One free gauge certification and report is available to each enrolled student in a continuing education course. This service is offered at no charge only at the time of the course. Note: gauge testing is not part of course instruction, though Bac-Flo Unlimited can offer this service due to the advantage of having two instructors on site.

*Free Troubleshooting Assistance – After completing the 40 hr. tester or 24 hr. renewal course, backflow prevention assembly testers can contact one of our instructors for in-field assistance in the troubleshooting and repair of backflow prevention assemblies. In most instances they can help solve your problem over the phone.

*Two Instructors – This is beneficial in the hands-on training for backflow prevention assembly testers. It enables the student the opportunity to have personal one-on-one training with an instructor.

*National ABPA Tester Certification – This certification is useful for testers who plan to test backflow prevention assemblies outside of Texas. The course and training material are the same as for the standard state certification, with the exception of the written exam and final certification coming from the American Backflow Prevention Association. Add $150 to the price of the 40 hr. tester course for this national certification.

*TCEQ Training Credits – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) training credits are provided with all courses for Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers and for other water licenses when attending the 40 Hr. Tester or 8 Hr. Fundamental Course. CEUs are also provided by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners for credit toward obtaining a Plumbing Inspector’s License.

*Optimal Hands-on Training – Our backflow assembly testing stations are individually mounted and spread out in courses with available seating for students. Assemblies consist of all four types and are interchangeable by the students themselves. This results in an optimized learning environment with a relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity for one-on-one training with an instructor.

*Learn from Experience – Courses are taught by experienced instructors in the areas of enforcement, testing, troubleshooting and repairing backflow prevention assemblies. You will learn first hand the dos and donts. Cross connection control and backflow prevention is our primary focus.

Course Comparison

24 Hr. BPAT Renewal Course:
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This 3-day course is held Tuesday through Thurdsay and provides all the necessary credit to renew a BPAT license. The first day is Fundamentals of Backflow Prevention, second day Practical Skills (Hands On), and third day Advanced Troubleshooting/Repair. A USC 10th edition manual and free gauge certfication at time of course, are provided. Students may bring their own USC 10th edition manual and be compensated with store merchandise. Provides the required 24 hours for BPAT license renewal and 8 hours for Irrigation, CSI, Water/wastewater, and Water Treatment Specialist.

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40 Hr. Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification:
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This 3-day course is held Tuesday through Thurdsay and provides all the necessary credit to renew a BPAT license. The first day is Fundamentals of Backflow Prevention, second day Practical Skills (Hands On), and third day Advanced Troubleshooting/Repair. A USC 10th edition manual and free gauge certfication at time of course, are provided. Students may bring their own USC 10th edition manual and be compensated with store merchandise. Provides the required 24 hours for BPAT license renewal and 8 hours for Irrigation, CSI, Water/wastewater, and Water Treatment Specialist.

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8 Hr. BPAT Hands On (Practical Skills):
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This course satisfies the hands on, practical skills criteria required by TCEQ every three years. Students practice on backflow testing stations separated from each other with each assembly being interchangeable by the students themselves resulting in a relaxed and optimized learning environment. Goal is to reestablish tester’s skill level using the state required test procedures. An official pass/fail exam process is not part of this course. Provides 8 hours for BPAT license and satisfies hands on, practical skills requirement.

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16 Hr. BPAT Hands On & Advanced Troubleshooting/Repair:
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This two day course satifies the Practical Skills training requirement and includes advanced troubleshooting and repair of backflow assemblies. A free gauge certification is included at time of course. Provides 16 hours for BPAT license and satifies hands on, practical skills requirement.

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8 Hr. Fundamentals of Backflow Prevention:
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This course is not limited to Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers and is beneficial to anyone wanting to learn about backflow prevention and cross connection control and those needing credit on a TCEQ water license. Topics discussed include TCEQ compliance factors, approved backflow prevention, hazardous conditions, testing requirements, terminology, backflow incidents and updates in the industry. Provides 8 hours for BPAT, Irrigation, CSI, Water/Wastewater, Water Treatment Specialist.

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