Certified Backflow Tester Courses

Periodically, Cross Connection Control staff conducts a state-recognized school for tester certification and recertification. First, a 40 hour, five day backflow tester certification course is offered to individuals who are interested in testing backflows. A 16 hour, two day recertification course is offered to certified testers in order to keep testers skills and regulatory knowledge current. Individuals who are interested in becoming certified testers should review the course packet (PDF), application (PDF), and tester checklist (PDF). The City of Durham also accepts the following approved backflow certification courses: Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Department, Greenville, FayettevilleRaleigh, and NC Rural Water.

The City of Durham also offers a Tester Orientation for students who attended a certification or recertification class at one of our approved reciprocity schools listed above and are interested in testing backflow preventer on the City of Durham’s Water distribution system.  Successful completion of the Durham Orientation class (already included in Courses taught by the City of Durham) is mandatory for every tester that wishes to perform backflow preventer testing in the City of Durham’s jurisdiction (including testers approved through reciprocity). The orientation class will cover local tester requirements and expectations. Copies of Durham’s Cross Connection Control Regulations will be provided during the class and time will be allotted for tester questions.

Certification Courses

Date Time Registration Status
Feb 13-17, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FULL/CLOSED
Jul 17-21, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FULL/CLOSED

Re-Certification Courses

Date Time Registration Status
Jan 19-20, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FULL/CLOSED
Mar 16-17, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FULL/CLOSED
Sep 14-15, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FULL/CLOSED
Nov 16-17, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. OPEN

Orientation Courses

Date Time Registration Status
Jan 20, 2017 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. FULL/CLOSED
Feb 17, 2017 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. FULL/CLOSED
Mar 17, 2017 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. FULL/CLOSED
Jul 21, 2017 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. FULL/CLOSED
Sep 15, 2017 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. OPEN
Nov 17, 2017 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. OPEN