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ASSE Backflow Tester Certification Course (40 Hour)

Course Code: EO0216CA17

40 TCHs offered for NJ Water Operators
(License T, W, VSWS)

Backflow Tester Certification Course

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Date & Time

Last Held: June 5-9, 2017
8:15am - 5:00pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)

Next offering TBD.


Participants will be instructed on the acceptable practices of testing backflow prevention assemblies and will also learn the principles of cross-connection control and the methods, devices, and assemblies used to protect potable water systems. The training and knowledge provided in this class will prepare the student for the ASSE Series 5000 written and practical examinations. This comprehensive training is designed to provide the skills necessary to test backflow assemblies using ASSE's 5-valve test kit procedures.

On the final day of training, the ASSE 5110 tester certification examination will be administered by an ASSE proctor. The initial tester certification exam consists of 100 written questions and demonstrated "hands-on" competency in the field test procedures for:

  • Reduced pressure principle assemblies;
  • Double check valve assemblies;
  • Pressure vacuum breaker assemblies; and
  • Spill resistant vacuum breaker assemblies.

Note: There is a three (3) hour time limit for the written test and a one (1) hour time limit for the hands-on portion.

Course Instructor

Nick Azmo has worked in the fields of backflow prevention and cross-connection control for over 30 years. A licensed master plumber in both New Jersey and Delaware, his passion for these topics led him to become a certified instructor teaching for groups as varied as the American Society of Sanitary Engineering, University of Florida's Training, Research and Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO) Center, the Delaware Rural Water Association, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Rutgers University's Center for Government Services – and now Rutgers OCPE!

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In addition to 4.0 Rutgers CEUs, this course has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

NJ Water Operators: 40 TCHs (Approval #01-061702-10)

Registration Fee TBD

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

New Brunswick Water Utility
1 Comstock St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "ASSE Backflow Tester Certification Course" or Course Code EO0216) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.