Class Detail - 8 Hour - Basics and Rules Relating to Backflow Prevention

Hours: 8 hours
Cost: $300
(All classes are 8 am to 5pm unless specified otherwise.)
TCEQ Course Code 1234: This eight hour class is primarily designed to provide continuing education for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers.  However, other licensed individuals may receive valuable information relating to their fields.  This course is classroom only and does not include the eight hours of “hands-on” or practical skills training as required by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Click here to: Check your CE Hours at TCEQ

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

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers (BPAT)

  • 8-hoursof continuing education credits for licensed Water and Wastewater Operators

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Landscape Irrigators (LI)

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Customer Service Inspectors (CSI)

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Water Treatment Specialist (WTS)

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for Code Enforcement Officers and Registered Sanitarians




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 8-hours of continuing education credit.



  • Federal – Safe Drinking Water Act

  • State – TCEQ 290 Rules

  • Plumbing Codes

  • Texas State Insurance Board – Fireline Testers

  • Local Regulations


  • Cross-Connection

  • Backflow-Backpressure-Backsiphonage

  • Hazard Evaluation

  • Direct Cross-Connection

  • Indirect Cross-Connection

Methods of Backflow Prevention and Recommended Installation Requirements

  • Non-mechanical methods of preventing backflow

  • Mechanical methods of preventing backflow

  • Practical application of methods of backflow prevention

  • Assembly approval process

  • Special conditions effecting backflow prevention

  • Thermal Expansion

  • Auxiliary water supply

Upcoming Classes

08/15 - 08/15/2022

Webster, Texas

Class Code: 22-1234-08a

City of Webster Public Works Dept Service Center

855 Magnolia Avenue

Webster, TX 77598

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Fern Bluff Municipal Utility District

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Round Rock, TX 78681

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Carrollton, TX 75006

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Temple, Texas

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City of Temple Public Works Service Center

3210 E. Avenue H, Bldg A

Temple, Texas 76501

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New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Utilities

Service Water Treatment Plant

2356 Gruene Rd

New Braunfels, TX 78130

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Houston, Texas

Class Code: 22-1234-12a

Southern Water Corporation

5710 Airline Drive

Houston, Texas 77076

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