Hours:  8 (All classes 8 am – 5 pm unless otherwise noted)

TCEQ Course Code 1234: This eight hour class is primarily designed to provide continuing education for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers.  However, other licensed individuals may receive valuable information relating to their fields.  This course is classroom only and does not include the eight hours of “hands-on” or practical skills training as required by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

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Completing this course provides continuing education credit for the following licenses:

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers (BPAT)
  • 8-hours  of continuing education credits for licensed Water and Wastewater Operators
  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Landscape Irrigators (LI)
  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Customer Service Inspectors (CSI)
  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Water Treatment Specialist (WTS)
  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for Registered Sanitarians
  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for Code Enforcement Officers


  • BPAT License
  • CSI License (CSI)
  • Water Operator License
  • Landscape Irrigator License (LI)
  • Water Treatment Specialist License
  • Registered Sanitarians (RS)
  • Code Enforcement Officers –  Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) - link to website for Code Officer/Sanitarian CEU information

CSI Continuing Education (CE) Class
(Activating the link will transfer you to Hardin & Associates Consulting, LLC)


There are certain restrictions related to criminal convictions. Consequences of having a criminal conviction may affect your ability to obtain and hold an occupational license.

If you have a criminal conviction above a Class C misdemeanor, you might not be qualified to hold a TCEQ license.

Convictions that May Trigger a Denial

The criminal convictions that are grounds to deny an application for a license (or to revoke a license) include, but are not limited to:

  • misrepresentation (e.g., fraud, extortion, bribery, theft by check, and deceptive business practices)
  • failure to register as a sex offender (as required by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 62)
  • property crimes, such as theft or burglary
  • crimes against persons, such as homicide, kidnapping, and assault
  • violations of environmental law

For more information please consult TCEQ RG-521 or call: 512-239-6133.


The participant must be currently licensed as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester, or other license as appropriate, to receive 8-hours of continuing education credit.



  • Federal – Safe Drinking Water Act
  • State – TCEQ 290 Rules
  • Plumbing Codes
  • Texas State Insurance Board – Fireline Testers
  • Local Regulations


  • Cross-Connection
  • Backflow-Backpressure-Backsiphonage
  • Hazard Evaluation
  • Direct Cross-Connection
  • Indirect Cross-Connection

Methods of Backflow Prevention and Recommended Installation Requirements

  • Non-mechanical methods of preventing backflow
  • Mechanical methods of preventing backflow
  • Practical application of methods of backflow prevention
  • Assembly approval process
  • Special conditions effecting backflow prevention
  • Therman Expansion
  • Auxilliary water supply

                    Steve Fain

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