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This three (3) day training course is offered in support of the Safe Drinking Water Act and Virginia Waterworks Regulations. It is designed to prepare participants to test, inspect, and provide in-line maintenance of reduced pressure zone and other backflow prevention devices. Training includes both classroom and hands-on instruction with actual devices.
** DPOR APPROVED for Backflow Prevention Device Workers and 
Water and Wastewater Operators with 7+ years experience**
Successful completion of this class satisfies the requirement for someone with more than 7 years of work experience “in a water distribution system”, as verified by their employer, to “sit” for the state exam. More information can be found on the DPOR website:  https://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen .  
This class moves very fast and assumes prior knowledge.  Less experienced individuals should consider the 40 hour class.

Registration Fee  $350
Light breakfast items and snacks will be provided each day.  Lunch will be provided on the first two days.  The first two days of class are full days of classroom and lab instruction. On the last day, students will complete both hands-on and written testing. This generally wraps up around noon. 
Course Topics
This training course addresses the following topics:
  • Definitions and related terms

  • Types of backflow protection devices and equipment

  • In-line inspection and maintenance

  • Hands-on practice with test equipment

  • Controlling agencies and regulations

  • Cross-connection record-keeping

  • Examples of cross connections

Who Should Attend?
Individuals who will find this course beneficial include:

  • Water and Wastewater Utility Personnel

  • Plumbers - all grades

  • Building and plumbing officials

  • Plumbing and public utility inspectors

  • Building maintenance specialists

Classroom and hands-on instruction will be provided by Wade Hill of Wade in Cross Connections.

This training program is being presented by the Virginia Section AWWA with support from the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water. The Town of Leesburg is graciously allowing the use of their facilities to provide a wet-laboratory for hands-on training.   

Please view our Cancellation and Refund policy.   
Town of Leesburg Utility Maintenance Facility
1385 Russell Branch Parkway Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
United States of America
Cynthia Barnes