July 1, 2014
This position paper is presented as a united e ort with the organizations listed below to enhance the safety of the drinking water and quality of cross connection control and back ow prevention programs throughout the world. We, the undersigned believe properly trained and certi ed back ow prevention assembly testers are of paramount importance to any e ective cross connection control program. To further this goal we endorse and recommend the following as a minimum of best industry practices for back ow prevention assembly tester, training, certi cation and recerti cation.
American Back ow Prevention Association (ABPA), ASSE International (ASSE), Back ow Prevention Association of Australia (BPAA), Back ow Prevention Manufacturers Association (BPMA), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical O cials (IAPMO), IAPMO Back ow Prevention Institute (IAPMO BPI), and United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe tting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA).
1 RP - Reduced Pressure Principle Back ow Prevention Assembly; DC – Double Check Valve Back ow Prevention Assembly; PVB – Pressure Vacuum Breaker Backsi- phonage Prevention Assembly; SVB – Spill-Resistant Pressure Vacuum Breaker Backsiphonage Prevention Assembly