The Mid-Atlantic Backflow Academy

Federally, the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 requires Public Water Systems to keep harmful contaminants and pollutants from entering the water distribution system through cross-connections and backflow. Individual States, Regulatory Authorities and Licensing Agencies realize the critical nature of protecting the potable water within their respective jurisdictions and for this reason, Certified Cross Connection Control Professionals are in demand.    

The Mid-Atlantic Backflow Academy brings cutting-edge backflow instruction at a centralized, east coast location. 

32-Hour Backflow Certification & 8-Hour Recertification

In the 32-hour, 3-day class, participants develop a working knowledge of the causes and principles of backflow and backflow prevention. Recognizing proper backflow prevention assembly application and operation is stressed. Complete understanding and the ability to perform accepted field-test procedures for all backflow prevention assemblies is required for successful completion.

The 8-hour, 1-day class provides a recertification opportunity to keep your certification current and up-to-date.


For CraftMasters Training Classes, effective April 1, 2021:

1) To receive the ABC of Metro Washington member rate, registrants MUST be a current member of ABC of Metro Washington or another Maryland ABC chapter. Current membership will be verified prior to start of the class.

2) As a non-member, if you register at the member rate, you will be charged the full-non-member rate PLUS a $50 processing fee.  We will also hold completion documents until we resolve any payment issues.

3) CraftMasters REFUND POLICY as of 9/29/2023

Backflow Repair & Maintenance Certification

This three-day advanced course is for individuals currently holding Backflow Assembly Tester certification. Time is spent both in the classroom and the working lab. This advanced course provides hands-on experience in the repair and maintenance of large diameter backflow preventers from various manufacturers. Instructors discuss advanced testing, trouble-shooting and safety procedures.*

*Prerequisite: You must hold a current Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification to attend this class.


For the ReCertification class, registrant MUST bring their current backflow documentation/card to the class in order to participate.

Saturday, March 23, 2024


7:30 AM-5:00 PM

Member: $250

Non-Member: $325


ABC CraftMasters Training Academy
6901 Muirkirk Meadows Drive, Suite F
Rear Entrance under Blue Awning
Beltsville, Maryland 20705


32-Hour Backflow Certification:

March 21-23, 2024


7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Member: $500

Non-Member: $600


ABC CraftMasters Training Academy
Muirkirk Meadows Drive, Suite F
Rear Entrance under Blue Awning
Beltsville, Maryland 20705



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