• This class provides 6.0 CEUs for the City of Lafayette.
  • The program consists of 5 hours of classroom instruction immediately followed by a 25 question written exam (1 hour time limit) and a practical exam. A 70% score is needed to pass the written exam, and the hands-on exam is pass/fail.
  • Students are responsible for bringing their own test equipment! The cost is $165.00 per student. There is a minimum of 5 students to offer a class.
  • Class starts promptly at 7:30 AM, and includes a working lunch (all students are required to bring their own lunch), and ends at 4:00 PM.
  • In the event that a class is not filled, all applicants will be automatically scheduled for the next available class. No refunds will be give less than 5 business days before the class is scheduled to begin.

Principles of Hydraulics and Backflow

  • Cross Connection Identification
  • Identification and Degree of Hazard
  • Indiana Code and Regulations
  • Agency and Consumer Responsibilities
  • Backflow Prevention Assemblies (BPA)
  • Application
  • Installation Requirements
  • Design
  • Components
  • Operation
  • Diagnostics
  • Field Test Procedures
  • Record Keeping/Reporting
  • Lab Practical Exam-Time Limit 30 Minutes
  • Demonstration of Field Test Procedures to a Proctor
  • Demonstration of AVB, Barometric Loop and Air Gap
  • Diagnostics of Assemblies through simulated failures
  • Condition
  • Malfunction
  • RPZ   Leaking 1st Check valve, Leaking 2nd Check valve, Malfunctioning Relief Valve,  Leaking                  2nd Shutoff—-Direction of Flow and Backpressure
  • DCV     Leaking 1st Check valve, Leaking 2nd Check valve, Leaking 1st Shutoff,
  • Leaking 2nd Shutoff—-Direction of Flow and Backpressure
  • PVB      Leaking Check Valve, Malfunctioning Air Inlet, Leaking 1st Shutoff,
  • Leaking 2nd Shutoff
  • SVB     Leaking Check Valve, Malfunctioning Air Inlet, Leaking 1st Shutoff,
  • Leaking 2nd Shutoff