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Cross Connection Tester Program PPGS 0305

Piping, Plumbing, Gas Part-time Studies Course

Course details

A training program designed to familiarize students with the CSA or BCWWA Cross Connection Control manual and develop mastery in both practical testing and troubleshooting of backflow assemblies. Students will work with the BCIT Cross Connection CD-Rom interactive simulator based on the University of Southern California (USC) test procedures using 3-value and 5-valve differential pressure gauges.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



This course has been retired and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to choose the appropriate backflow prevention assembly and test and troubleshoot backflow prevention assemblies using the following criteria:
    • Causes of backflow
    • Recommended backflow prevention procedures
    • Application of backflow prevention procedures
    • Types of backflow preventers
    • Recommended installation practices
    • Recommended testing procedures
    • Definitions and abbreviations
    • Backflow prevention assembly performance standards
    • Safety

Effective as of Fall 2003


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