Backflow Prevention Courses 

40 Hr. Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification:

The 40 hour tester certification course provided by Bac-Flo Unlimited is conducted over five days and includes the training, equipment, and information necessary to become licensed and qualified to test and maintain backflow prevention assemblies. This course is approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners (TSBPE). Everything is provided in class, students do not need to bring their own gauge test kit. At the end of the course the BPAT P-1 written practice exam book is provided. 

Examination process: the practical skills portion of the exam is included and given the last day of class while the written exam is offered at a TCEQ authorized exam site after course completion. This TCEQ application process (which includes a criminal background check and and application fee of $111) is to be completed after completing the 40 hour tester course. After the application is approved by the TCEQ, applicant will receive an approval letter granting permission to take the written examination. This written exam is Not given as part of the course and is administered at a TCEQ regional office or approved computer based testing site such as a local community college in applicant’s area.
The average wait time for written exam approval is 3 – 4 weeks after a complete application has been submitted.

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Note: TCEQ license prerequisites include at least two full years of TCEQ approved water related work experience, high school diploma or GED, and completion of a criminal background check. This information is verified through the application process described above.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Education: High School diploma or General Equivalence Diploma
  • Work Experience: two years of experience. Work experience must be in an approved area which includes, but not limited to:
    • Operating or maintaining a public drinking water system;
    • Installing or repairing residential, commercial, or industrial drinking water treatment equipment;
    • Installing or repairing lawn irrigation systems;
    • Performing activities requiring a master or journeyman plumbing license of at least 2 yrs.;
    • Installing or servicing fire suppression sprinkler systems and lines;
    • Operating or maintaining a domestic wastewater treatment facility;
    • Performing duties approved by the executive director
  • For questions about the license requirements, TCEQ can be contacted at 512-239-2262 or 512-239-0989.

TCEQ training credits provided with this course:

  • 12 Hrs. Irrigation/Technician License
  • 12 Hrs. Customer Service Inspector
  • 12 Hrs. Water/Wastewater Operators
  • 12 Hrs. Water Treatment Specialist
  • 100 Hrs. toward obtaining a Plumbing Inspector’s License
  • Course fee: $795.00

Bundle package $1,549.00 (includes discounted price for BAC-FLO-5 Test Kit shown in Store).

Course Time:
8am-5pm

Course Location:
Bac-Flo Unlimited, 39735 IH 10 W, Boerne, TX 78006

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Course registrations are 100% refundable or transferable to another class if you cancel 5 days in advance. For example, if your class begins on a Monday, you must cancel BEFORE the preceding Wednesday to receive a full refund.
  • Any cancellations fewer than 5 days or no-shows will be refunded 50% of the full price of the course.
  • One course transfer is allowed 5 days in advance of your registered course. 
  • If your cancellation is the result of a hardship, please contact us to discuss your options.
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24 Hr. BPAT Renewal Course:

This 3-day course is held Tuesday through Thursday 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 certification 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 credit for Irrigation, CSI, Water/wastewater, and Water Treatment Specialist. NICET credit also available.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Course registrations are 100% refundable or transferable to another class if you cancel 5 days in advance. For example, if your class begins on a Monday, you must cancel BEFORE the preceding Wednesday to receive a full refund.
  • Any cancellations fewer than 5 days or no-shows will be refunded 50% of the full price of the course.
  • One course transfer is allowed 5 days in advance of your registered course. 
  • If your cancellation is the result of a hardship, please contact us to discuss your options.
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8 Hr. BPAT Hands On (Practical Skills):

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.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Course registrations are 100% refundable or transferable to another class if you cancel 5 days in advance. For example, if your class begins on a Monday, you must cancel BEFORE the preceding Wednesday to receive a full refund.
  • Any cancellations fewer than 5 days or no-shows will be refunded 50% of the full price of the course.
  • One course transfer is allowed 5 days in advance of your registered course. 
  • If your cancellation is the result of a hardship, please contact us to discuss your options.
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16 Hr. BPAT Hands On & Advanced Troubleshooting/Repair:

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.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Course registrations are 100% refundable or transferable to another class if you cancel 5 days in advance. For example, if your class begins on a Monday, you must cancel BEFORE the preceding Wednesday to receive a full refund.
  • Any cancellations fewer than 5 days or no-shows will be refunded 50% of the full price of the course.
  • One course transfer is allowed 5 days in advance of your registered course. 
  • If your cancellation is the result of a hardship, please contact us to discuss your options.
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8 Hr. Fundamentals of Backflow Prevention:

This course is available to anyone, not just Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers. It 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 methods, hazardous testing conditions, local requirements, national terminology, backflow incidents and updates in the industry.                                             
Provides 8 hours for BPAT, Irrigation, CSI, Water/Wastewater, Water Treatment Specialist. NICET credit also available.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Course registrations are 100% refundable or transferable to another class if you cancel 5 days in advance. For example, if your class begins on a Monday, you must cancel BEFORE the preceding Wednesday to receive a full refund.
  • Any cancellations fewer than 5 days or no-shows will be refunded 50% of the full price of the course.
  • One course transfer is allowed 5 days in advance of your registered course. 
  • If your cancellation is the result of a hardship, please contact us to discuss your options.
Reserve A Seat