Orientation Certification School Approved Testing Equipment Approved Backflow Assemblies
All service providers certified to test backflow assemblies within the City of Raleigh's water service area are required to register with the Cross Connection Program prior to submitting a test report online to BSI per Raleigh City Code Article D-Water Quality Protection.
All reports must be submitted in accordance with the testing schedule and requirements outlined in Public Utilities Handbook Appendix A: Guidelines and Requirements for the Cross Connection Program.
Register as a City of Raleigh Certified Tester
If you wish to test in our water service area, you must be certified by the City of Raleigh's Certification School or one of our approved schools and attend a City of Raleigh orientation session. Acceptance of your test reports cannot be made until you have successfully attended an orientation session and completed all paperwork to verify your certification.
Currently registered as a City of Raleigh Certified Tester?
To continue testing in our water service area, you are responsible to keep our records current with any renewals of your backflow certification and test kit calibrations. Test reports will not be accepted when submitted by testers with expired certificates.
Time: 8:30 to 11 a.m.
2020 Orientation Schedule
*The cost of orientation registration is included in the cost of the City of Raleigh's Cross Connection Certification and Recertification classes.
The City of Raleigh will accept certifications from the following schools:
City of Durham Department of Water Management
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-4194 Ext. 35249
Durham's Backflow Prevention Program
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department
5100 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
704-399-2426 Ext. 295
Central Piedmont Community College Construction Education
Greenville Utilities Commission Water Resources Department
PO Box 1847
Greenville, NC 27835
North Carolina Rural Water Association
P.O. Box 540
Welcome, NC 27374
NCRWA Backflow Cross Connection Training
University of Florida Center for Training Research/Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO)
3900 SW 63rd Blvd.
Gainsville, FL 32608
Certification Class: Agenda
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
|March 30 - April 2||Canceled|
|August 10 - 14||Canceled|
Recertification Class: Agenda
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
|May 12 - 13||Canceled|
|September 29 - 30||Canceled|
|November 3 - 4||Canceled|
- A completed registration form must be submitted for each student. Confirmation of enrollment to the course will be sent once the registration form and payment is received and all required documents have been submitted.
- Classes that have 8 or fewer students enrolled will be rescheduled. Classes will not exceed 15 students.
- Students who do not show up for class will forfeit the registration fee and will not be rescheduled for a future class.
- An alternate person may be sent in place of a student who cannot attend.
- Cancellations must be made in writing by mail or email within 5 days of the course to:
City of Raleigh
Public Utilities Department
PO Box 590
Attn: Cross Connection Program
Raleigh, NC 27602
Or email request to: email@example.com
Please note that all refunds will be issued minus a $25.00 cancellation fee.
2020 NCRWA Certification Schools
For more information and availability contact NCRWA.
Approved Testing Equipment
The purchase of a bleeder valve kit and vertical tube kit is required for performing the Double Check Valve Assembly Test. These kits are available from the equipment manufacturer.
Test Kit Calibration Centers
Test kit calibration is required on an annual bases.
Bavco Backflow Apparatus & Valve Co.
For Watts and Duke Test Kits
20435 South Suzanna Rd
Long Beach, CA 90810
Nicholson Lab Inc.
For Watts and Duke Test Kits
1423 Queen City Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Specialty Valve & Controls Company
For Midwest Test Kits
3001 Griffith St
Charlotte, NC 28203
Precision Measurements Corporation
553-E Pylon Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
Approved Backflow Assemblies
Article D: Water Quality Protection and Appendix A: Guidelines and Requirements for the Cross Connection Program states that all containment backflow assemblies shall be approved by the Foundation for Cross Connection Control and Hydraulic Research (FCCHR or USC).
List of approved backflow assemblies allowed for 'new' and 'replacement' backflows in the City of Raleigh's water service area.