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Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

Wisconsin Refresher Course Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention See upcoming dates

Course Overview

Earn continuing education hours needed to renew your registration, and review the appropriate application of backflow prevention methods, devices, and assemblies. You will also receive information on the latest backflow test procedures and plumbing code requirements related to cross-connection control and backflow prevention.

Who Should Attend?

Practical training for plumbers, sprinkler fitters, facility maintenance personnel, and utility workers focusing on procedures for cross-connection control, backflow prevention, and testing of backflow prevention assemblies.

Course Outline

Backflow prevention devices, assemblies, applications, and selection

Test procedures

RPZ, double check, spill-resistant vacuum breaker and pressure vacuum breaker assemblies

Single-hose test procedure for RPZ

Safety review for cross-connection testers

Wisconsin rules and codes



"This program is and always has been very informative and a great hands-on class."
—Irv Lupee, Utility Superintendent, Platteville Water and Sewer

"Great course! The instructors are obviously very passionate about teaching this material and want the students to know all they can about all types of cross-connection control."
—Kurt Nilsen, Plumber, Eau Claire School District

"Best part of course: the instructors—with all this experience—field and engineering. They are so willing to share their experiences and knowledge with the purpose of bettering this field."
—Patrick Burns, Senior Inspector, Grunau Company


Benjamin Jordan

Ben Jordan is a program director with Interdisciplinary Professional Programs in the transportation sector. He has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering and public works. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

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