24 Hour - BPAT CE (Continuing Education)

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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.

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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


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.



  • 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

  • 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

01/09 - 01/11/2019

Harlingen, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1204/1234-01a


Harlingen Water Works
114 North "L" Street
Harlingen, Texas 78550

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01/21 - 01/23/2019

Harlingen, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1204/1234-01b


Harlingen Water Works
114 North "L" Street
Harlingen, Texas 78550

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02/11 - 02/13/2019

Midlothian, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1204/1234-02a


City of Midlothian Water Treatment Plant
1761 Auger Road
Midlothian, Texas 76065

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02/25 - 02/27/2019

Houston, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1204/1234-02b


Southern Water Corp.
5710 Airline Drive
Houston, Texas 77076

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03/18 - 03/20/2019

Amarillo, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1204/1234-03a


Osage Water Treatment Plant
3701 South Osage St
Amarillo, Texas 79118

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04/01 - 04/03/2019

Carrollton, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1204/1234-04


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

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04/16 - 04/18/2019

Temple, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1204/1234-04a


City of Temple Service Center
3210 E Ave H, Bldg A
Temple, Texas 76501

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