32-Hour Training Course Leading to Certification as a Backflow Prevention Tester/Mechanic

For information on available dates contact our office (410) 461-5977.

NOTE: To reserve your space in the class please be sure to register early. Applicants are accepted on a first-come first serve basis. No recording devices allowed in the classroom. Call (410) 461-5977 for a new schedule or visit us at www.marylandphcc.org.

The Maryland State Board of Plumbing requires the successful completion of an approved 32-Hour Backflow Training Course as a pre-requisite for the Journey/Master Plumber examination. The focus of this course shall be to develop a working knowledge of the causes and principles of the backflow and backflow prevention. Recognizing proper backflow prevention assembly application and operation is stressed. A complete understanding and ability to perform accepted field test procedures for all backflow prevention assemblies are required for Certification.

BOOKS: The University of Florida (TREEO) Backflow Prevention Theory and Practice book is included in the registration fees and is yours to keep.

CERTIFICATION: Your certification is good for three (3) years. PLEASE NOTE: There is NO grace period beyond your 3-year certification. If you allow your license to expire, you will be required to take the full 32-hour course again.

If you fail the course and are required to re-test you will be notified by the office, there is no additional charge for the re-test.

REGISTRATION: Applicants are accepted on FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE basis. Class size is limited to 15 persons.

COST:
MARYLAND PHCC MEMBERS – $500
NON-MEMBERS – $650

APPLICATION:

Please scroll to the lower portion of this page for our online application.

1. APPLICANT:  please provide identification (listed below) along with your completed application and registration fees. Online application is below.

2. ATTENTION: Please email the following documentation to [email protected]

APPRENTICES – Copy of a valid Maryland Apprentice Plumber Registration Card
JOURNEY – Copy of a valid Maryland State Journey License
MASTER PLUMBERS – Copy of a valid Maryland Master Plumber License
WSSC – OUT OF STATE PLUMBERS – Copy of your WSSC or State License
STATE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT – Copy of State/Federal issued ID card

CLASS SCHEDULE

March 4, 6, 9, 10, 2024 

Monday/Wednesday 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:30 am

Dundalk Community College
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 

April 8, 10, 13, 14, 2024 

Monday/Wednesday 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:30 am

Dundalk Community College
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 

May 13, 15, 18, 19, 2024 

Monday/Wednesday 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:30 am

Dundalk Community College
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 

June 3, 5, 8, 9, 2024 

Monday/Wednesday 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:30 am

Dundalk Community College
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 

July 22, 24, 27, 28, 2024 

Monday/Wednesday 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:30 am

Dundalk Community College
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 

August 19, 21, 24, 25, 2024 

Monday/Wednesday 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:30 am

Dundalk Community College
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 

September 9, 11, 14, 15, 2024 

Monday/Wednesday 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:30 am

Dundalk Community College
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 

October 7, 9, 12. 13, 2024 

Monday/Wednesday 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:30 am

Dundalk Community College
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 

November 11, 13, 16, 17, 2024 

Monday/Wednesday 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:30 am

Dundalk Community College
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD