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Backflow Prevention Device Worker

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Commonwealth of Virginia
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board of Contractors

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA  23233
(804) 367-8511
Licensing Board Page

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PSI Licensure: Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 733-9267
Candidate Information Web Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Standards of Practice 3
Standards of Conduct 2
Renewal and Reinstatement 2
Definitions 1
Qualification for Licensure 1
Revocation of Licensure 1
Testing / Troubleshooting 16
Assemblies / Devices 4
General Subject Knowledge 6
Maintenance and Repair 2
Laws and Rules 1
Safety 1

Total number of test questions: 40
Time allowed (minutes): 150


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. International Plumbing Code, 2012, ICC. Buy at Amazon
2. ASSE Series 5000: Professional Qualifications Standard for Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers, Repairs, and Surveyors, 2009, American Society of Sanitary Engineers. Buy from Publisher
3. Backflow Prevention Theory and Practice, 2004, Center for Training, Research, and Education for Environmental Occupations, University of Florida. Buy at Amazon
4. Manual of Cross-Connection Control, 10th Edition, Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research, USC. Buy at Amazon


Additional Books and Codes

1. Virginia Individual License and Certification Regulations, 18 VAC 50-30, Virginia Board of Contractors. Doc Link
2. Virginia Code, Professions and Occupations - Contractors, Title 54, Chapter 11 Doc Link
3. New Home Warranty Statute, 55-70.1. Doc Link

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