Class Detail - 16 Hour - Hydraulics with Practical Skills

Hours: 16 hours
Cost: $425
(All classes are 8 am to 5pm unless specified otherwise.)
TCEQ Course Code 1204: This course is primarily designed to provide 16 hours of continuing education for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers.  This course also provides the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required eight hours of “hands-on” continuing education.

Click here to: Check your CE Hours at TCEQ

Completing this course provides continuing education credit for the following licenses:

  • 16-hours of continuing education credit for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers (BPAT)

  • 8-hours of practical skills “hands-on” training requirement for renewal of BPAT License

NEW:  HAC is now offering free on site gauge certification to each registered student.  Additional gauges can be certified for $70 per gauge. Contact us for more information.


Effective September 1, 2017, pursuant to TCEQ Reg-521 "Criminal History Guidelines", those with a felony criminal history should contact TCEQ Licensing Division prior to registering for a training course. Specific criminal history could negatively impact the ability to receive a TCEQ issued occupational license.


The participant must be currently licensed as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester or other license as appropriate to receive 16 hours of continuing education.


  • Terminology/Definitions

  • Hydraulic Principles Effecting Test Procedures

  • Mechanical Operation of Backflow PreventionAssemblies

  • Limiting Tester’s Liability/NIIO

  • Test Procedures for:

    • Reduced Pressure Principle Assembly – RPZ

    • Double CheckValve Assembly – DC

    • Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assembly – PVB

    • Spill-Resistant Vacuum BreakerAssembly – SVB

    • Hands-on Practice ofTest Procedure

Upcoming Classes

08/16 - 08/17/2022

Webster, Texas

Class Code: 22-1204-08a

City of Webster Public Works Dept Service Center

855 Magnolia Avenue

Webster, TX 77598

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09/08 - 09/09/2022

Round Rock, Texas

Class Code: 22-1204-09a

Fern Bluff Municipal Utility District

7320 Wyoming Springs Dr

Round Rock, TX 78681

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09/27 - 09/28/2022

Carrollton, Texas

Class Code: 22-1204-09b

Hardin and Associates Consulting

2105 Luna Road, Ste 310

Carrollton, TX 75006

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10/12 - 10/13/2022

Temple, Texas

Class Code: 22-1204-10a

City of Temple Public Works Service Center

3210 E. Avenue H, Bldg A

Temple, Texas 76501

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11/01 - 11/02/2022

New Braunfels, Texas

Class Code: 22-1204-11a

New Braunfels Utilities

Service Water Treatment Plant

2356 Gruene Rd

New Braunfels, TX 78130

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12/13 - 12/14/2022

Houston, Texas

Class Code: 22-1204-12a

Southern Water Corporation

5710 Airline Drive

Houston, Texas 77076

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