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Backflow Prevention Device Tester Certification


State Health, Department of

People who test backflow prevention devices need to be trained and certified. Certification is from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

People must complete a four-day training course. They get certified when the course is complete. Afterwards, their certification is valid for three years. Devices must be tested on installation and every year afterwards.

NYS Department of Health (DOH)

Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
Empire State Plaza - Corning Tower Room 1110
Albany, NY 12237
Phone (800) 458 1158
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