Backflow Certification

GAWP Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification

To obtain a GAWP Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (GBPAT) Certification, you must take the appropriate course work, then take and pass the state exam. To help you with this process, we've compiled information on both of the steps that you will need to take in order to receive your license.


To obtain a Backflow Certification, please follow these two steps.


Obtain Training

To obtain the GAWP Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (GBPAT) Certification, you must take a 32-hour basic Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester course. GWWI offers the 32-hour Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Training Course several times throughout the year. Each course runs Monday through Thursday.


Register, Take, and Pass the GAWP Examination

To complete your certification, you must register for, take, and then pass the required GAWP examination. For your convenience, GWWI coordinates with GAWP to ensure testing is as easy as possible. Testing dates are available on the Friday following each GWWI GBPAT course, but you must schedule and pay for your exam through GAWP. Each student is responsible for scheduling for their own exam and paying the required exam fee.


Please note, most students plan on taking the GWWI course on Monday through Thursday, then taking the GAWP certification exam on Friday. If you would like to do so, please make sure that you schedule and pay for your exam as soon as you know the dates of your GBPAT course. GWWI cannot register students for the exam, and the exam is not included with your GWWI registration. Registration must be done separately through GAWP.

Once you pass the exam your certification credentials will be mailed to you automatically. This usually takes 4-6 weeks.