Course Description

For plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, and steam fitters and others involved in the installation, maintenance, and testing of back flow prevention devices. This course teaches the hydraulic principles of backflow and the testing of backflow prevention assemblies. Successful completion provides certification through the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA).  Steel toed boots are required for shop sessions.  Test sessions for BCWWA are conducted on the Saturday.  IMPORTANT: Students must pay an additional exam fee (approximately $130) directly to the BCWWA.  First register with Camosun College and pay tuition, then go online to BCWWA (www.bcwwa.org) and pay for your exam.  Registration is required at least two weeks prior to the exam date.  Required: Canadian Cross Connection Control Manual. 



IMPORTANT: The BCWWA Test is conducted on the Saturday your participation at Camosun is included in this tuition for this course. However, BCWWA collects their exam registration and fee separately. Go to www.bcwwa.org  to pay for the exam ($129) to have your exam sent to Camosun. We encourage you to do this step when you register for this course. Allow at least two weeks prior to the exam date. Phone 250-370-4563 if you have any questions.

As a temporary measure to keep our learners safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, this course is currently not offered. It is under review for the potential to be run face-to-face following strict measures set in place by Camosun’s Safe Start Program. Please register for the interest list below to be alerted when this course will next be offered.


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Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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