Backflow Prevention

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Backflow Prevention Course Associated Credential: DPOR Backflow Prevention certification
Class Date:
June 21 & 22, 2024
September 20 & 21, 2024
October 18 & 19, 2024
Class Times: Friday/Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Camp Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road, Suffolk, VA 23434
Room: 111
Instructor: P. Staff
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).

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Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: All registration documents must be submitted by 4:00PM one (1) week prior to class start date.  Payments must be submitted by 4:00PM three (3) business days prior to class start date.

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