REGISTRATION DATES: Spring 2019: August 1, 2018 - February 13, 2019

CLASS DATES: Spring 2019: February 27, 28, March 1, 4 & 5, 2019

COSTS: Full tuition: $1,050, WCG Cost: $350, WCG + FANTIC: $35

BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE WORKER CERTIFICATION PREP CLASS

General Information:

Total Hours of Instruction:  40

External Opportunity:  N/A

Total Program Hours:  40

Materials:  All materials necessary for this program are included. The exam fee is not included.

Course Description: 

The CVCC Workforce Solutions Backflow Prevention Device (BPDC) Certification Prep Class is VA DPOR approved for all contractors who install, maintain, extend or alter water supply, liquid waste, sewage, and storm water systems. The course provides 40 hours of classroom and wet lab instruction to prepare for State certification. The instructor for this course is VA DPOR approved to provide individual training for Backflow Prevention Device installation incidental to Highway/Heavy, Landscape Irrigation and Fire Sprinkler contracting jobs.

The 4HR Installation Class is included in the 40 HR class which provides 4 hours of instruction covering theory of backflow and math calculations; thermal expansion & venturi effect; types of devices/assemblies & applications; 2012 Virginia plumbing code; special considerations; installation of backflow preventers; freeze protection; lawn irrigation systems; and discussion questions.

Prerequisites:

Backflow Prevention Device (BPDC) Certification Prep Class includes 40 hours of classroom and wet lab instruction designed to meet training requirements for workers with 4--6 years of experience in plumbing and related mechanical areas.  

Topics:

The 40 HR Courses provide classroom and wet lab instruction designed to meet Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR) training requirements.  Objective areas:  Introduction to cross-connections; conditions leading to backflow; prevention of cross--connection; cross--connection program components; installation of backflow devices inside buildings; outside buildings; and in flood areas; codes and ordinances; and use of test kits and wet lab. Course provides 4 hours of instruction covering theory of backflow and math calculations; thermal expansion & venturi effect; types of devices/assemblies & applications; 2012 Virginia plumbing code; special considerations; installation of backflow preventers; freeze protection; lawn irrigation systems; and discussion questions.

Course Exam:

The Board for Contractors regulates individual tradesmen who engage in the trades of electrical; plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); gas fitting; water well construction; elevator mechanics; backflow prevention; and building energy analysis. (Although the term "certified" is used, state certification of these trades is mandatory, not optional.)

Students will be required to apply to Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). Guidelines, forms, and applications can be found by visiting http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/. The exam fee is not included in the cost of the class.  

Course Offerings, dates and times, and locations are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, please call the Workforce Solutions office. Financial Aid funds are limited, and availability of the reduced tuition costs are contingent upon the allocation and availability of state funds for the program. A student's best option for determining eligibility is to arrange an appointment with Workforce. For information on our cancellation and refund policies, visit our cancellation and refund policies page.