The American Backflow Prevention Association has certification programs for backflow-prevention-assembly testers, cross-connection control specialists, and protectors. The website offers certification applications, testing schedules and locations, operations and procedures manuals, and certification facts. The organization also offers an essay-based scholarship competition.
Administrative authorities rely on certified backflow-prevention professionals to ensure the safety of municipal drinking water from contaminants. Certification programs through the American Backflow Prevention Association ensure that testers and specialists have the ability to diagnose and test backflow-prevention assemblies using a standardized protocol. The organization's Annual Education Conference and Trade Show offers continuing education credits through a series of 40 technical sessions.