The backflow prevention courses were developed to provide training for the administrators, operators and backflow prevention program employees of public water supply systems and assist water purveyors in meeting the Ohio Administrative Code # 3745-95 backflow prevention requirements.


Upon successfully completing this course, you will be issued a certificate of competency and recognized as qualified to:

  • Describe the principles, causes and theory of backpressure and backsiphonage backflow
  • Discuss degree of hazard and the available methods of backflow prevention protection
  • Determine the appropriate backflow prevention assembly or method to protect against a hazard
  • Discuss Ohio laws, rules, and regulations
  • Implement and administer your local backflow prevention program
  • Inspect and test backflow prevention assemblies
  • A water supply employee may be eligible to sit for the State of Ohio Department of Commerce
  • "Backflow Tester" Certification after the class

2019 Backflow Training Course

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Register for Backflow Prevention Course
The 2019 schedule for public

Backflow Prevention Courses

is now available!

Note: Click above to see the schedule.


Register for Backflow Refresher Course:

The 2019 schedule for public 
Backflow Refresher Courses 
is now available!

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Register for Intro to Backflow Course Via:
Online Registration
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Register for Backflow Surveying Course

Bedford Surveying Course

​March 28-29, 2019

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Private Backflow Classes

Backflow Prevention Course - Stow OH

February 11-15, 2019

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The Backflow Prevention & Refresher Course Schedules have been posted. If you have questions or would like a private class scheduled at your facility please email us at: backflow@otco.org 

Operator Training Committee of Ohio, Inc

3972 Indianola Avenue * Columbus, Ohio 43214-3158

Phone (614) 268-6826 * Fax (614) 268-3244

Email: otco@otco.org