If you have passed your AWWA test, and hold a current certificate you are on your way to register as a backflow prevention assembly tester in Sacramento County. It is important to note that Certificates that expire within the annual registration period will not be approved.
You will also need to submit a copy of the calibration report for the field test equipment that will be used. Calibration must be performed annually.
How much does it cost? As of this moment the cost is $106.00, this payment can be made online and is good for one year.
Here is a quick breakdown of the Sacramento County Code applicable to backflow prevention:Sacramento County Code, Title 6, Chapter 6.30, Section 6.30.110 requires any Owner and/or Operator to have a backflow prevention assembly located at the service connection, to be tested at the time of installation and annually thereafter or more often as the Environmental Management Department (EMD) may require. All required field testing shall be performed by a person registered as a backflow prevention assembly tester (Tester) pursuant to Section 6.30.130.Section 6.30.130 (c) states that a person who wishes to perform backflow prevention assembly testing services within Sacramento County must annually register with EMD prior to performing testing services.
For more information here is the complete CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL PROGRAM COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE DIVISION APPLICATION FOR ANNUAL REGISTRATION AS A BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTER