24 Hour - BPAT CE (Continuing Education)

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Description

Hours:  24  (All classes 8 am – 5 pm unless otherwise noted)
Cost:  $495

TCEQ Course Code 1204/1234 Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Continuing Education: This twenty four (24) hour class is a combination of the eight (8) hour “Basics and Rules Relating to Backflow Prevention” and the sixteen (16) hour “BPAT Hydraulics with Practical Skills”. The Student who successfully completes this course will receive two (2) certificates. One Certificate for the eight (8) hour course code 1234 and the sixteen (16) hour course code 1204. This course 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 also includes the eight (8) hour “Hands On” practical skills training required by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for renewal of a BPAT license.

Click here to: Check your CE Hours at TCEQ

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

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


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.
 

Audience – Individuals with a:

  • BPAT License
  • CSI License (CSI)
  • Water Operator License
  • Landscape Irrigator License (LI)
  • Water Treatment Specialist License

Prerequisites

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 continuing education credit.

Topics

Regulations

  • Federal – Safe Drinking Water Act
  • State – TCEQ 290 Rules
  • Plumbing Codes
  • Texas State Insurance Board – Fireline Testers
  • Local Regulations

Terminology/Definitions

  • 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
  • Auxilliary water supply

Hydraulic Principles Effecting Test Procedures

Mechanical Operation of Backflow Prevention Assemblies

Limiting Tester’s Liability/NIIO

Test Procedures for:

  • Reduced Pressure Principle Assembly – RPZ
  • Double Check Valve Assembly – DC
  • Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assembly – PVB
  • Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker Assembly – SVB
  • Hands-on practice of test procedures

Upcoming Classes


06/18 - 06/20/2018

Bastrop, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1204/1234-06a

LOCATION

City of Bastrop
1209 Linden Street, Texas 78602
Bastrop, Texas 78602

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06/25 - 06/27/2018

Carrollton, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1204/1234-06b

LOCATION

HAC Training Room
2105 Luna Road, Suite 310
Carrollton, Texas 75006

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07/16 - 07/18/2018

Lubbock, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1204/1234-07

LOCATION

City of Lubbock Water Utilities
402 Municipal Drive
Lubbock, Texas 79403

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08/13 - 08/15/2018

Houston, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1204/1234-08

LOCATION

Southern Water Corp.
5710 Airline Drive
Houston, Texas 77076

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09/04 - 09/06/2018 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Carrollton, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1204/1234-09a

LOCATION

HAC Training Room
2105 Luna Road, Suite 310
Carrollton, Texas 75006

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09/17 - 09/19/2018 

Lufkin, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1204/1234-09b

LOCATION

City of Lufkin
305 Davis Street
Lufkin, Texas 75901

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09/24 - 09/26/2018

Carrollton, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1204/1234-09c

LOCATION

HAC Training Room
2105 Luna Road, Suite 310
Carrollton, Texas 75006

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