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Title: Backflow Prevention Certification
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Description: Individuals performing or offering to perform the installation, maintenance, testing, repair, replacement or rebuilding of backflow prevention assemblies must be certified by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) as either a backflow prevention rebuilder (BF) or backflow prevention tester (BT).
Subject: Plumbers
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:16:14 PM
Modification Date: 7/15/2019 7:01:58 AM
Agency Name: Labor and Industry (DLI), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: http://www.dli.mn.gov
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) oversees the state's apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards and workers' compensation programs and the Office of Combative Sports (OCS).
Agency Phone: 651-284-5005
800-342-5354
Agency Fax: Agency URL: http://www.dli.mn.gov
Agency Address:
443 Lafayette Road N.

St. Paul
MN 55155

Division Name: Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD)
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Unit Name: Licensing and Certification Services
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Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-284-5031
Unit Fax: Contact person(s): dli.license@state.mn.us
Unit URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL: https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/intro.aspx
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Requirements:

Individuals performing or offering to perform the installation, maintenance, testing, repair, replacement or rebuilding of backflow prevention assemblies must be certified by our agency as either a backflow prevention rebuilder (BF) or backflow prevention tester (BT). 

Anyone applying for a new or renewing a certification must provide proof of current ASSE certification. Go to the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials for a list of approved ASSE certification schools

Backflow prevention assemblies 

  • backflow prevention rebuilder certification allows the holder, who must also hold a current plumbing license, to perform the installation, maintenance, testing, repair, replacement or rebuilding of backflow prevention assemblies. Current ASSE 5130 and 5110 certification is required for this registration.

  • backflow prevention tester certification limits the holder to testing backflow prevention assemblies. A plumber license is not required to obtain a tester certification, though current ASSE 5110 certification is required.

    Individual backflow certification renewal schedule

    Individuals who have a master plumber license that expired Dec. 31, 2014, will have to submit proof of ASSE 5130 and 5110 certification to renew their backflow prevention rebuilder or will require proof of ASSE 5110 certification to renew their backflow prevention tester.

    Individuals who have a journeyman plumber license that expired Dec. 31, 2015, will have to submit proof of ASSE 5130 and 5110 certification to renew their backflow prevention rebuilder or will require proof of ASSE 5110 certification to renew their backflow prevention tester.

    Anyone who is not a licensed plumber but holds a backflow prevention tester certification will have to submit proof of ASSE 5110 certification when they submit their BT certification renewal.

Backflow prevention rebuilder:
an individual holding a current plumbing license who may install, maintain, test, repair, replace or rebuild reduced pressure zone backflow prevention assemblies having completed reduced pressure backflow prevention assembly training approved by DLI.
 
Backflow prevention tester:
an individual may test reduced pressure zone backflow prevention assemblies provided the individual completed reduced pressure backflow prevention assembly training and obtained certification from DLI.

Rules: 4715.2161

Statutes: 326B.437

Forms:

New or renewal of backflow prevention rebuilder (BF)/backflow prevention tester (BT) registration

Application forms are available at Backflow prevention certification


Fees: Go to Payment Center
Period of Issuance:

Registrations that have already been submitted will be processed and the expiration dates put in-line with the licensee's personal license expirations.


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Activity: Plumbers
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