ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Repair Course and Exam

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Course Overview

The ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Repair Course and Exam is intended for those who already have ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester certification who need an ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Repairer certification (ASSE 5130).

This certification is required for Minnesota Licensed plumbers who want to obtain a Minnesota Backflow Prevention Rebuilder Certification

  • Review backflow prevention assembly terminology, applications
    and limitations.
  • Learn about tools and techniques that will help you to repair
    backflow preventers efficiently and effectively.
  • Practice repair hands-on with actual assemblies of several
    types from a variety of manufacturers.

Who Should Attend?

Plumbers and cross-connection control testers who already have the ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester certification  and who need to earn an ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Repairer certification (ASSE 5130).

Course Outline

  • Backflow prevention devices and assemblies—terminology and applications
  • Repair Tools and Procedures
  • Repair Safety
  • Troubleshooting—identifying cases of failure and proper repairs
  • Hands-on repair practice on RPZ, double check, spill-resistant vacuum breaker and pressure vacuum breaker assemblies
  • Review of backflow preventer test procedures


Benjamin Jordan

Program Director at the University of WisconsinMadison, Department of Engineering Professional Development, Ben develops continuing education courses for civil engineers and public works professionals. He is also director of the Wisconsin Transportation Information Center, providing training and technical assistance to county highway departments, town road departments and city and village public works departments in Wisconsin. Mr. Jordan has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering and public works. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Darrin Johnson

Jeremy O'Laughlin

Brian Potter

Upcoming dates (4)

Jun. 24-26, 2021

Madison, WI
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Nov. 4-6, 2021

Madison, WI
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Mar. 24-26, 2022

Madison, WI
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Oct. 27-29, 2022

Madison, WI
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Benjamin Jordan

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