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Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Courses

The following is a brief description of the current Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Training Courses being offered by Bac-Flo Unlimited, Inc. Covid-19 had affected our normal course scheduling and limited course numbers. To maintain sanitary control within our courses we are only conducting courses at our facility located in Boerne, Texas. Additionally, as courses become full we will sometimes establish another course that will not be on the current list of courses.

40 Hour Backflow Tester Certification Course - $725

This course fully prepares student for the practical skills exam provided at end of course and the written exam at a TCEQ approved site after course completion. Students do not need their own gauge for course attendance. TCEQ license prerequisites: two full years of approved water related work experience, H.S. diploma or GED, and criminal background check. Questions regarding criminal background check and TCEQ license approval can be directed to licenses@tceq.texas.gov or 512-239-1000. Provided ate 12 CEU hours to irrigation, water/wastewater, CSI and water treatment licenses. 100 hours are provided toward obtaining a state plumbing inspector's license.

24 Hour Backflow Tester License Renewal - $595.00

This course provides all the necessay credit to renew a BPAT license when taken before the license expiration date. A USC 10th edition manual and an annual gauge certification are included with this course. 24 CEU hous provided to the BPAT license and 8 hours provided to irrigation, water/wastewater, CSI, and water treatment specialist. Note: student may be compensated for bringing their own USC 10th edition manual to class. 

8 Hour Hands On (Practical Skills) Course - $300

This course provides the 8 hours of practical skills (hands-on) training that's required by TCEQ every three years for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers. Attendees enjoy separated hands-on practice stations that are interchangeable by the students themselves. Included is one free gauge certification per student and a set of 10th edition USC laminated testing procedures.

16 Hour Backflow Tester Practical Skills and Repair - $425

This two day course provides 16 hours towards a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester's license including eight hours of practical skills (hands-on) training that's required by TCEQ every three years. One gauge certification and 10th edition USC laminated testing procedures are provided.

Adhering to Sanitary Guidelines

 TCEQ Occupational Licensing Response to COVID-19

With the onset of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the Governor’s Proclamation of a state of disaster in Texas, TCEQ is extending the expiration dates of all occupational licenses expiring March through August of 2020 by 30 days. All licenses expiring after August 31, 2020 are expected to comply within the original 3-year renewal cycle. TCEQ is aware that occupational license holders may be having difficulty locating in-person continuing education classes for renewal of their licenses. All license holders are encouraged online training opportunities when possible.

BPAT license holders whose licenses expire March 2020 through March 2021 are still required to obtain 24 continuing education hours through online courses; however, the TCEQ is temporarily waiving the requirement that eight (8) of the CE hours must be hands-on, practical skills training in order to renew their license. This information and future updates are available at Occupational Licensing Responses to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Bac-Flo Unlimited Courses

Our courses have been modified for six foot spacing with students having his or her own testing equipment and supplies. Additional ventilation, face covering requirement, an abundance of sanitation measures throughout classroom and lab testing area, along with temperature checks have been implemented for the safety of our students. Entire course is conducted in an outdoor, pavilion type setting.