The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Backflow Prevention Institute® (BPI) was created over 30 years ago by Dr. Stuart F. Asay P.E., Ph.D. to provide a higher level of training for all those involved within the backflow prevention industry. Since that time it has grown into the premier training provider in the cross-connection control industry.

Our class offerings have also been expanded and revised. Our training is available at locations across the United States and on an international basis. Using the ASSE International as its third party certifier, the IAPMO Backflow Prevention Institute offers training classes and certification in backflow testing, backflow repair, cross-connection control surveying, program administration, and fire sprinkler system backflow testing. The ASSE Program is one of the oldest and currently the largest program of its kind in the industry. The Institute training classes provide its students with the training necessary to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully meet the requirements or testing of almost any authority having jurisdiction.

IAPMO’s Backflow Prevention Institute continues to provide educational opportunities to all stakeholders in the industry and to the general public. Our quarterly magazine Backflow Prevention Journal™ is a vehicle for discussion innovation, and dialog for every part of the plumbing or water industry. Please visit Backflow Prevention Journal™ to learn more.

IAPMO BPI uses the most qualified instructors in our training. Our training materials including the IAPMO Backflow Prevention Reference Manual are the best available in the industry today. The Institute can provide the training and certification needed at any location and on any schedule. For a look at our current schedule or to schedule training at your facility or to simply learn more about the Institute this website has all the links.