Backflow Tester Certification &
The backflow tester certification is a twenty-four hour class and the
backflow tester re-certification is an eight-hour class as required by
the Ohio Industrial Compliance Division, Ohio Department of Commerce.
Prior to registering for an initial “Backflow Tester” certification
class, the student must first submit a backflow tester application to
the Ohio Department of Commerce. The State will review your
qualifications and send you an approval notification.
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for the Ohio Department of Commerce application.
The initial student must present the approval letter, the original
application (returned by the State of Ohio), and full payment of the
class fee on the first day of class.
The class is divided into traditional classroom instruction from the
State of Ohio Backflow Prevention Training Manual and hands-on
proficiency training in an on-site testing lab. The test lab offers an
opportunity to practice testing, disassembly and repair of various
backflow prevention assemblies.
The written test portion of the State requirements are administered at
the Ohio Department of Commerce in Reynoldsburg, Ohio on a monthly basis
and the hands-on testing portion of the State requirements are
administered at the training school by the Instructor.
A re-certification student simply submits a PACON registration form to
register for the eight-hour re-certification class. All testing will be
completed during the class and the Instructor will submit your
application for renewal to the State of Ohio.
The re-certification renewal is due every three years and PACON will
send you a reminder letter the year that you are due for renewal.
The PACON classes are offered on a schedule that is completed just days
before the State of Ohio written test is administered to reduce the
elapsed time between training and written testing.
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