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Licensure, Credentialing & Intensive Training Programs

Backflow Prevention Device Training


The Commonwealth of Virginia requires individuals engaged in maintenance, repair and testing, or periodic inspection of cross connection devices be certified in backflow prevention.

Virginia Western Community College offers classes approved by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) that meet the training requirements for certification. Individuals with less than 7 years work experience are required to take a minimum of 40 hours of training to become certified.

Individuals with 7 or more years of work experience are required to complete a 16 hour training class. Refresher classes may assist professionals in meeting continuing education requirements. Classes are generally offered at least once each semester.

Questions about Certification?

Questions about pre-licensing should be addressed to the Contractor Board at 804-367-8511. Exam information is available in the Candidate Information Bulletin from PSI Examination Services at


16 Hour Backflow Prevention & Device Training
Friday: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $199 per student

Class is held at the Greenfield Education and Training Center 57 S Center Dr., Daleville, VA 24083. To register for this class call the Greenfield Center at (540) 966-3984.

For a current class listing visit the Greenfield Education and Training Center class schedule link at

Materials are included in the cost of the course and will be available to all registered students on the day of the course.

This course is non-transferable and non-refundable after the enrollment deadline. Virginia Western reserves the right to cancel classes that do not have sufficient enrollment. Should this occur, students will be contacted and scheduled for the next available class, or they may request a refund if another class is not convenient.

To Register

If you have not been a student of Virginia Western Community College in the past 3 years, you must complete a NON-credit application to Virginia Western Community college. You can:

  • Apply online at Use the Apply Online link to help guide you through the entire process, including enrolling in classes and making a payment. For assistance with online enrollment call 540-857-7231.

  • Apply in person at any of the following locations. Call ahead for office hours as times may vary!

    Main Campus: The Admissions Office in Chapman Hall. Room C108, 3094 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015. (540) 857-7321.

    The Greenfield Education and Training Center: 57 South Center Dr., Daleville, VA 24083. (540) 966-3984.

    The Franklin Center: 50 Claiborne Avenue, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. (540) 483-0179 ext. 2116.