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Backflow Prevention Device Worker

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Commonwealth of Virginia
DPOR Board of Contractors ™

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA  23233
(804) 367-8511
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PSI Licensure: Certification ™
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
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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. Virginia Board for Contractors Rules and Regulations, Article 1, Title 54.1, Chapter 11 - Regulation of Contractors, Virginia Board of Contractors PDF File Link
2. International Plumbing Code, 2012, ICC Buy at Amazon
3. ASSE Series 5000: Professional Qualifications Standard for Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers, Repairs, and Surveyors, 2009, ASSE Buy at Amazon
4. Backflow Prevention Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition, 2004, UF/TREEO Buy at Amazon
5. Manual of Cross-Connection Control, 10th Edition, Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research, USC Buy at Amazon
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