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GAWP will send out a reminder to all Certified Testers as your expiration date approaches. You will receive a letter 6 – 12 weeks in advance as long as your mailing address is up-to-date in our database. If you need to update your contact information please call GAWP’s office (770) 618-8690 or email Marci McEntyre at

In order to renew your Backflow license, please be sure to carefully read the re-certification requirements below. Exceptions cannot be made for those that fail to renew their certification properly. If your Certification is ABPA, ASSE or TREEO please be sure to follow the Re-Certification (Renewal) Process of that certification type.

 **Effective January 1, 2014 all backflow certified testers will be required to submit a copy of the code of ethics form along with their renewal form. Failure to submit this form with your renewal form will result in delayed processing of your backflow license renewal. The form may be found on the second page of the PDF Renewal Form below.

Each Certified Backflow Tester is required to obtain six (6) contact hours of Backflow Continuing Education during the 3 years your certification is active. See the list of Training Providers to find a Recertification Course, or watch the Backflow Page on this website for upcoming workshops presented by GAWP. It is not required that your continuing education be from one of the Training Providers listed. Any six (6) hours of Backflow-specific training will be accepted, but you must obtain Proof of Attendance that includes: course name, course date, course length and trainer.
You are encouraged to not wait until the last few months to get your training. Classes do fill up quickly.

On Time Renewals - If your certification has not expired please read.

1. To renew your Certification you must submit the renewal request along with the Renewal Fee and a copy of your proof of 6 contact hours of Continuing Education related to Backflow.

2. This information must be received by GAWP no later than you expiration date.



Late Renewals - If your certification has already expired please read.

1. If you fail to renew your certification before your expiration date, you will have 90 days to submit the renewal request along with a copy of your proof of 6 contact hours of Continuing Education specific to Backflow. A Late fee will be added to the renewal cost.

2. During this 90-day grace period your certification will NOT be active, and you must cease from testing Backflow assemblies until you have received your new certification information.

3. After the 90-day grace period you will have to retake the Backflow Exam. You can view the Backflow Exam Schedule and submit the form or register online.


Want to email, fax, or mail in your renewal?
Download this form - Renewal Form
 This form and supporting documentation may be submitted by mail to GAWP, by fax at 770-618-8695, or by email to Marci McEntyre at
If you would like to request an additional copy of your Certification - Please complete the Backflow License Re-print form. There will be a $25 charge for your license to be printed and mailed.