Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT/TCEQ)

Anyone wishing to obtain the Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) license from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) must meet the following requirements (see the TCEQ website for full details):

  1. Have a High School diploma or GED
  2. Work at least two years in an approved area
  3. Complete a 40-hour training course (#1200), including a “hands-on” exam
  4. Pass a written exam at TCEQ or a proctored computer-based facility


Texas Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Course

Our 40-hour BPAT courses scheduled below are approved for the initial license training and hands-on exam requirement.

In addition, theses same courses may be used to obtain the following credits:

  • 32-hours of CE for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers
    • If taking for renewal credit, TCEQ requires 4 days (32 hours)
    • This includes the 8 hours of “hands-on” required for renewal
    • Not required to take the 5th day which is the hands-on exam
    • TCEQ recognizes this as Course Code #1206
  • 100 hours toward Plumbing Inspector license (TSBPE)
    • TSBPE rules require completion of the certification program
    • This requires all 5 days, including the “hands-on” exam
    • Not required to apply for BPAT or take the TCEQ written exam
  • 12-hours CE for licensed Water and Wastewater Operators
  • 12-hours of CE for licensed Landscape Irrigators (LI)
  • 12-hours of CE for licensed Customer Service Inspectors (CSI)
  • 12-hours of CE for licensed Water Treatment Specialists
  • 4.0 CEUs for the International Code Council
    • Preferred Provider
    • Course #26554

As required by TCEQ, our course is based on the University of Southern California (USC) 10th Edition Manual of Cross-Connection Control, a copy of which is provided to each course participant. Our courses are being added throughout the state and taught by instructors approved by TCEQ based on their experience and personal licensing.

Other TCEQ Renewal Courses Are Listed Below When Scheduled:
8-Hour Backflow Fundamentals ($300)
8-Hour BPAT Troubleshooting & Repair ($300)
8-Hour Practical Skills Refresher ($300)
24-Hour Bundle [all of the above] ($650)

Variations Available During Each 40-Hour Courses:
1200 = 40 hour with Practical Skills Exam ($750)
1206 = 32 hour with Practical Skills Refresher ($700)
1206 = 24 hours without Practical Skills Refresher ($650)
1201 = 8 hours Practical Skills Refresher, Day 4 ($300)
1350 = Practical Skills Exam Only, Day 5 ($300)
[Contact us for these discounted/segment prices.]

All courses with a hands-on requirement are only approved for live (rather than online) delivery.


Please select from the upcoming course options below!
(Published 2-3 Months In Advance)

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