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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Backflow Tester Certification Program | Environmental Health | County of Riverside

Department of Environmental Health, County of Riverside, Backflow Prevention. Protection of the water supply from contamination is the responsibility of the water supplier.

Backflow Tester Certification Program

HOW TO BECOME A CERTIFIED BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE TESTER

American California/Nevada Water Works Association (AWWA) Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification is the only method you can recertify for our backflow prevention program. Proof of current AWWA Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification shall be required along with valid color copy of California issued identification or driver’s license. For more information on how to obtain the certification, visit the AWWA California/Nevada Section website.

  • New certification cards will be issued to applicants that complete the steps above.
  • You can become certified during any time period.  No longer quarterly.
  • Certification is valid up to 3 years.

Please be advised that the certificate holder shall bear the responsibility of ensuring all required licensures and certificates are kept current. Should any of these lapse, the Riverside County Backflow Device Tester Certificate issued to the certificate holder shall be rendered null and void.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 SUBMIT PAPERWORK:

 

 HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Email - To avoid processing delays, submit all documents in a single email in PDF format
    • ​​Include first and last name of applicant on the email subject line.

    • If your application is submitted via email and has been reviewed for completion, you will be emailed instructions on payment options.

  • ​In Person or mail

 

 FEES:

  • $155 for new applications
  • $145 for renewals
  • $19 for commercial listing

If your application is submitted via email and has been reviewed for completion, you will be emailed instructions on payment options.

Pay the renewal fee three (3) weeks prior to the expiration date. Once the application has been processed, the issued Riverside County Backflow Testing Certification shall expire concurrent with AWWA expiration date. 

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