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Georgia Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Program

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If you would like to request an additional copy of your license please complete the Backflow License Re-print form. There will be a $25 charge for your license to be printed and mailed or emailed. Please note this will not renew your license but simply provide you with a copy of your current license if it has been lost or misplaced.

Backflow Recertification Courses

If you need to find a Backflow related course to provide you with re-certification points to submit your renewal , please visit for a class schedule. 

Since 2001, GA EPD has mandated that all public water systems implement a Backflow-Prevention Program, requiring all backflow-prevention testing be performed by an approved Tester. Testers must hold a certification from one of the following to be recognized in the state of Georgia:

  • Statewide Backflow-Prevention Tester Certification Program (GA EPD Program administered by GAWP)
  •  Training, Research, Education, Environmental Occupation (TREEO from University of Florida)
  • American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE)
  • American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA)

The information provided on this site is applicable to the Statewide Backflow-Prevention Tester Certification Program that is managed by GAWP. Information included in this site that is applicable to the other approved certification programs is noted as such.


Reference Material

The backflow prevention assembly tester certification exam is compiled from the Manual of Cross-Connection Control (10th Edition) from the University of Southern California (USC) Foundation. If you would like to obtain a copy you may order it on-line from the following website: From there go to the "Training Tools” section and then print an order form and fax it to USC at (213) 740-8399.  Or you may phone in your order by calling them at (213) 740-2032

Questions? Please contact Marci McEntyre at, 770-618-8690