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Title: Cross-Connection Surveyor Training & Certification
Description: This 3-day course will allow students to learn the professional skills required to become a NEWWA Certified Cross Connection Control Surveyor. This course includes both classroom-based as well as field instruction and a written examination. Topics covered include terminology; where to look for cross connections; how to assess the degree of hazards; how to set up a cross connection control action plan and conduct a survey; how to review drawings and plans; the roles of the public water system, plumbing inpectors, states, local government, and others; how to utilize the six methods of protecting a cross connection; a review of the basic hydraulics of backflow and devices; and how to complete the common survey report forms. Each participant will receive a copy of the "AWWA Manual (M14), Recommended Practice for Backflow Prevention," pertinent plumbing code information by state, sample survey sheets, and other handouts such as segments of as-built drawings and plans.
Who Should Attend: This training is designed for public water system professional that may need information or certification to implement a cross-connection control program. It will also provide additional information and insights to those individual who are currently performing work on the domestic water system. Consulting engineers, public health professionals, code inspectors, design engineers, and regulatory officials will also find this training of interest.
Pre-requisites: Certified Tester or Attend the Introduction to Cross-Connection.
CEUs: 1.7
Learning Objectives/Outcomes: Learning Objectives/Outcomes: Cross-Connections Survey Terminology; Where To Look for Cross-Connection; How to assess the Degree of Hazards; How to set up a cross-connection control action plan; How to review drawings and plans; How to conduct a cross-connection survey; The roles of the Public Water System, Plumbing Inspectors, Plumbers, States, Local Government, and others to control Cross-Connections; The pros and cons of the types of protection programs; How to utilize the Six methods of protecting a cross-connection; Review of the basic hydraulics of Backflow – Review of Backflow Prevention Devices; Review of how Backflow Prevention Device are used; Basic installations of Backflow Prevention Devices; How to complete the common survey report survey forms.
Learning Outcome/Assessment Method: A multiple choice written examinations is administered following the completion of the training. Upon passing the written examination, the student will be issued a NEWWA Cross-Connection Control Surveyor Certification. The 100 multiple choice question written examination was developed utilizing an need to know criteria. Each multiple choice question will examine your knowledge and understanding with regard to the basic cross-connection control concepts. There will be no trick questions and the student will be given 90 minutes to take the examination. The passing grade is 70%. A 10 question multiple choice quizzes is given at the end of the first and second day.
Technology Requirements: None

Changed at: 6/14/2016 1:17 PM Changed by: Kirsten
Created at: 4/19/2011 12:17 PM Created by: Kirsten King

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