Backflow & Meter Resources
A division of
Total Backflow Resources, Inc.

Class Schedules


Certification Classes

Davenport, IA | February 17-21, 2020

Waterloo, IA | February 24-28, 2020

Waterloo, IA | Oct. 12-16, 2020 Class 8:00-5:00 (Cal Lab Available)

Re-Certification Classes

Cedar Falls, IA | March 3, 2020

Omaha, NE | March 12, 2020 ( IA + NE students welcome )

Newton, IA | April 16, 2020 Class 8:00- 2:00 pm (Cal Lab Available)

Davenport, IA | May 21,2020 Class 8:00-2:00 (Cal Lab Available)

Cedar Rapids, IA | June 25, 2020 8:00 -2:00 (Cal Lab Available)

Des Moines, IA | July 13, 2020 8:00-2:00 (Cal Lab Available)

Waterloo, IA | October 16, 2020 Class 12:00-5:00 (Cal Lab Available)


Certification Classes

Omaha, NE | October 14-18, 2019

Grand island, NE | December 9-13, 2019

Omaha, NE | March 9-13, 2020

Gretna, NE | Sept.2-25, 2020 Class 8:00-5:00 (Cal Lab Available)

Grand Island, NE | Nov.16-20. 2020 Class 8:00-5:00 ( Cal Lab Available)

Gretna, NE | Nov.30- Dec.4, 2020 Class 12:00-5:00 (Cal Lab Available)

Re-Certification Classes

Omaha, NE | October 17, 2019 IA + NE students welcome

Sioux City, IA | January 30, 2020 IA + NE students welcome

Omaha, NE | March 12, 2020 IA + NE students welcome

Grand island, NE | December 12, 2020

Grand Island, NE | Nov.19, 2020 Class 8:00-2:00 (Cal Lab. Available)

Gretna, NE | Dec.3, 2020 Class 8:00-2:00 (Cal Lab Available)

Class Agenda/Overview

Learn more about the opportunities in each class by viewing it's specific agenda:

Certification Class Agenda

Total Backflow Resources Certification Training

Classes are held Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Class size limited to first 15 registrants.

The lecture portion of the class will cover:

The Lab portion will demonstrate:

This course is based on American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) and University of Southern California (USC) guidelines and test procedures.

Completing this course and passing both the written and practical exams will certify you as a Backflow Assembly Tester. It will also provide you with eligibility for registration with the Iowa Backflow Tester Certification Program, and/or certify you as a Nebraska Grade XI Water Operator.

Testing equipment will be available; however, if you have your own equipment, please bring it with you.

Re-Certification Class Agenda

Backflow Technician Re-Certification & Continuing Education

If you are already a certified backflow tester, you may register for a one-day review. This will satisfy your requirement of 5 hours of continuing education for renewal.

One-day Recertification Schedule*

  • 7:45 AM Registration
  • 8:00 - 10:00 AM Lecture & Discussion
  • 10:00 AM - Noon Lab
  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM Lunch - (On your Own)
  • 12:30 - 2:00 PM - Noon Lab
  • 2:00 - 2:15 PM Closing / CEU's)
  • *Times may differ for some classes. Please check specific class details.
    Diagnostics and device repair and personal tools needed. Course includes repair manuals and guides.

    This lecture portion of this class will cover:

      System hydraulics and the effect of a backflow prevention assembly (water hammer, thermal expansion, and pressure fluctuations)
      Advanced trouble-shooting techniques
      Review USC test procedures

    The Lab portion of this class demonstrates:

      Field checking the calibration of test kits
      USC field test procedures on the RPZ, DC and PVB
      Hands on practice with working assemblies and simulated failures

    Testing equipment will be available; however, if you have your own equipment, please bring it with you.

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