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Backflow/Cross Connection Recertification (ASSE)

ASSE Cross Connection Control Recertification
Eight (8) Hour Course and Exam

Course Code: EO0217CA16

6 TCHs offered for NJ Water and Wastewater Operators
(License S, C, N, T, W, VSWS)

Backflow Cross Connection Training

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Date & Time

Last Held: June 21, 2016
8:00am - 5:00pm (Check-in time: 7:30am)

Next offering TBD.


Participants will review the guidelines used for field testing backflow prevention assemblies in preparation of the ASSE re-certification exam. Specific topics will include the hydraulic workings of all backflow protectors including assemblies, devices and methods. The examination requires candidates to demonstrate competence to test four backflow assemblies (Reduced Principal Backflow Assembly RPZ, Double Check Valve Assembly DCVA, Pressure Vacuum Breaker PVB and a Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker SVB) without the use of notes or assistance.

The recertification examination, comprised of both a 25 question multiple choice written exam and a hands-on lab exam where all four different types of assemblies shall be tested without notes. The cost of the exam is included in the registration fee, as are all course materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

We encourage attendees to bring their own test gauges (if they have one). There will be enough gauges for everyone, but past experience has shown that attendees are more at ease with their own gauges, as the "HIGH - LOW and BYPASS" needle valves are positioned differently by each gauge manufacturer.

Note: This class provides renewal for American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) certified testers, surveyors, and repairers and New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) testers.

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 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this course has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

NJ Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-011601-30)

Registration Fee TBD
NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only) 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.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

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.


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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 tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.