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Backflow Exam 06/21/2019 - Columbus Water Works
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NOTE: If there are less than 5 participants this Exam date will be cancelled.

When: Friday, August 16, 2019
Begins at 9:00 AM
Where: Columbus Water Works
1335 Alexander St
Columbus, Georgia  31904
United States
Contact: Marci McEntyre

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NOTE: If there are less than 5 participants registered for this exam by August 7, 2019 this exam date will be cancelled.


1. MUST be received prior to the Exam Date or individual will not be eligible to take the exam. No Exceptions

2. When selecting "bill me" please allow sufficient time for payment to arrive prior to the exam date. Payment should arrive in our office no later than one (1) week prior to exam date. 



The exam will begin promptly at the scheduled time, and you will need a photo ID, two No. 2 pencils and an eraser, your social security number, and a calculator (optional). A map and/or directions to the test site are enclosed. This is not an open-book exam, and you should be prepared to take the written as well as the performance portion of the exam on this date. The performance portion will consist of three (3) procedures: the Reduced Pressure Principle Assembly; the Double Check Valve Assembly; and the Pressure Vacuum Breaker. The written portion of the exam will be given first which consists of 100 multiple- choice questions. There is a maximum of three (3) hours to complete this portion of the exam. The exam will be graded immediately, and if you pass, you will move on to the performance (hands-on) portion of the exam. The proctor will also be able to let you know if you passed the performance portion of the exam upon your completion. If you pass both portions, please allow 3-4 weeks to process your certificate and wallet card. These will be mailed to you by GAWP.



Each tester is responsible to bring their own test equipment for the examination. Required equipment includes a test kit, site tubes, bleed valve assemblies, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. While some of the test sites may have this equipment available for use during the exam, it is not the responsibility of the proctoring staff to provide these items.


If you fail the written portion of the exam, you may not take the performance portion at this time. If you pass the written portion but fail the performance portion, you may re-take the performance portion within ninety (90) days to complete the exam. You must follow the same procedure of registering for a scheduled exam, and pay the full exam fee.


Please be aware that the exam being given on the date indicated above is for the Georgia certification. If you need or wish to be certified by ABPA (American Backflow Prevention Association), ASSE (American Society of Sanitary Engineering), or UF/TREEO (University of Florida, Center for Training, Research and Education for Environmental Occupations), please contact GAWP at (770) 618-8690.