Cross Connection Specialist Backflow Tester Certification and Re–Certification

Certification

Who should attend this seminar?

Plumbers, Pipe-fitters, Engineers, or anyone involved in the water distribution industry needing O.W.W.A. Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification, but to become a certified tester you must be an Engineer, Engineering technologist, Journeyman Plumber, Plumbing Apprentice, Journeyman Steamfitter, Sprinkler Fitter, Irrigation Specialist or anyone authorized by the purveyor's by-law.

If you have already attended the seminar, thank you for your support!

Developed and delivered by the Plumbing department at George Brown College.

Upon successful completion of the five day seminar, the Ontario Water Works Association "Cross Connection Control Specialist Tester" exam will be administered at no additional cost.

The seminar will include a series of explanatory materials to compliment multimedia presentations. In addition the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control Manual is included with full registration. Knowledge of existing plumbing code is required in order to follow the topics.

Participants are responsible for bringing a calculator, work boots and safety glasses.

What you need to know your first day

Seminar Cost: $1134.00 - includes five day seminar, administration of O.W.W.A Cross Connection Control Specialist Tester EXAM, 5 year O.W.W.A. registration fee and workbook materials.

  • The Cross Connection Control Specialist Full Certification seminar (BLDG 9030) scheduled for April 24, 25, 26 & May 1,2 2020 has been cancelled. (The CRN for this seminar is 53375 – Registration is CANCELLED). (Please note this course is cancelled due to the Covid-19 closures. A refund will be issued to all students registered. For refund questions please email apprenticereg@georgebrown.ca).
  • The next Cross Connection Control Specialist Full Certification seminar (BLDG 9030) will be delivered on October, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 2020. (The status of this seminar is on hold due to the Covid-19 campus closures. There is not a confirmed date the campus will re-open but all Backflow Full Certification updates will be posted here).

Doors will open at 7:30 am and classes will begin promptly at 8am and end at 5pm.

Location: Plumbing Lab, (beside gym) in the basement of 'C' Building, George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus, Room C119, located at 160 Kendal Ave.

Contact: Professor - Bryan Heyl at 416-415-5000, ext. 4672 (bheyl@georgebrown.ca).
Contact: General Inquiries – Student Support Representative 416-415-5000, ext. 6711 (skilledtrades@georgebrown.ca)
Contact: Registration – 416-415-5000 ext.4892 (apprenticereg@georgebrown.ca)

To register:

To register, fill out the attached form and fax, mail or return in person with payment. There are detailed instructions on reverse side of the registration form included. Payment can be made by credit card, cheque, money order or debit/cash in person. Space is available on a first come first serve basis with payment.

Breaks will be taken at regular intervals, beverages or food are not supplied but are available on campus.

Re-Certification

Please note: The OWWA requires that you re-certify every 5 years to maintain your backflow tester certification. Municipalities will not allow you to test in their area unless your certification is up to date. For more information go to www.owwa.ca.

The Cross Connection Control Specialist Re-certification seminar (BLDG 6069) will be delivered on March 20 & 27, 2020 (The CRN for this seminar is 53373 – This course is CANCELLED due to Covid-19 campus closures. A refund will be issued to all students registered. For refund questions please email apprenticereg@georgebrown.ca).

The next Cross Connection Control Specialist Re-certification seminar (BLDG 6069) will be delivered in September, 2020 (The status of this seminar is on hold due to the Covid-19 campus closures. There is not a confirmed date the campus will re-open but all Backflow Re-Certification updates will be posted here).

This is a sixteen hour seminar prepared for OWWA certificate holders. Re-certification is designed to update the cross connection specialist on devices, processes and to re-enforce the importance of testing in this industry.

Contact: Professor - Bryan Heyl at 416-415-5000, ext. 4672 (bheyl@georgebrown.ca).
Contact: General Inquiries – Student Support Representative 416-415-5000, ext. 6711 (skilledtrades@georgebrown.ca)
Contact: Registration – 416-415-5000 ext.4892 (apprenticereg@georgebrown.ca)

Cost: $642.00 - includes the two day seminar, 5 year O.W.W.A. registration fee and workbooks.
To register: download PDF registration form

Maintaining Large Devices (also a Re-Certification)

This is a three-day advanced course is for individuals holding a current O.W.W.A. Cross Connection Control testers' certification. Students take part in practical and theoretical work and gain hands-on experience in the repair and maintenance of large diameter backflow preventers from various manufacturers. Emphasis is on advanced testing, trouble-shooting and safety procedures. This course also counts as a re-certification course.

The Cross Connection Control Specialist Maintaining Large Devices seminar (BLDG 9105) will be delivered on June 22, 23, 24, 2020. (The CRN for this seminar is 83954 – This course is CANCELLED due to Covid-19 campus closures. A refund will be issued to all students registered. For refund questions please email apprenticereg@georgebrown.ca). There is not a confirmed date the campus will re-open but all Backflow Maintaining Large Devices updates will be posted here).

Contact: Professor - Bryan Heyl at 416-415-5000, ext. 4672 (bheyl@georgebrown.ca).
Contact: General Inquiries – Student Support Representative 416-415-5000, ext. 6711 (skilledtrades@georgebrown.ca)
Contact: Registration – 416-415-5000 ext.4892 (apprenticereg@georgebrown.ca)

Cost: $889.00 - includes the three day seminar, 5 year O.W.W.A. registration fee and workbooks
To register: download PDF registration form