Cross-Connection Tester Certification Information
What is this service?
This service allows you to become a Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester.
A certified backflow assembly tester is a person who has successfully completed a 40-hour State of California approved backflow assembly tester course and has demonstrated their ability to field test these assemblies to the satisfaction of the approved certifying agency. The certification allows the testers’ name to be placed on the County of San Luis Obispo List of Certified Testers for the public to choose from. The backflow tester certification must be renewed every 3 years.
Who can use this service?
This service is available to individuals wishing to become certified to test Backflow Prevention Assemblies.
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge.
What is the process?
Step 1: Pass an AWWA or ABPA tester course
to apply for and complete the course and examination.
Step 2: Submit application to County of San Luis Obispo
Submit a completed Tester Application Form to the County of San Luis Obispo Environmental Health Services office. The application must be accompanied by proof of successful completion of either an AWWA or ABPA backflow prevention assembly tester certification course.
Step 3: Provide Proof of Current Test Kit Calibration
Test kits must be calibrated annually.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.
Please visit us, email us, contact us, or call our office to begin the process.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Environmental Health Division
2156 Sierra Way Suite B San Luis Obispo , CA 93401
Tel: (805) 781-5544
Fax: (805) 781-4211
Environmental Health Supervisors
Laurie Salo (805) 781-5552; [email protected]
- Body Art, Food Protection, Swimming Pools and Spas, and Vector Programs
Leslie Terry (805) 781-5553; [email protected]
- Beach Water Quality, Cross-Connection, Land Use, Small Public Water Systems, Waste Tires, Water Well Programs
Aaron LaBarre (805) 781-5595; [email protected]
- Hazardous Materials (CUPA) Programs