Backflow Prevention Course Associated Credential: DPOR Backflow Prevention certification
Class Date: To Be Determined
Class Times: Friday/Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Camp Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road, Suffolk, VA 23434
Room: TBA
Instructor: L. Banks
Tuition: $300.00
Workforce Credential Grant (WCG): $100

Designed to help participants understand backflow and recognize cross-connections, this course places special emphasis on preparing individuals to test, inspect, and provide in-line maintenance of reduced pressure principle backflow prevention devices, double check valve assemblies, and pressure vacuum breakers. The course is for plumbing, mechanical, and fire suppression contractors, city building and plumbing officials, public utilities inspectors, water and wastewater personnel, health department officials, and engineers.*

*Please note: This class satisfies the minimum 16-hour education requirement to “sit” for the state exam, to accompany the minimum 7 years of work experience “in a water distribution system” requirement (to be verified by the applicant’s employer).

Pre-requisite: Student must have 7 years of work experience in a “water distribution system” to take this class (to be verified by the applicant’s employers).

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Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: Participants enrolling into a non-credit class must have all registration documents and tuition fees submitted by 4:00 p.m. two (2) business days prior to class start date.

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at or call 757.569.6050.