Cross Connection Specialist Certification Last updated 01/19/2021

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Fees

License Fee Description Exemptions
$195.00 The initial application fee is $195.00. Fees are prorated to $97.50 during the last 12 months of the certification cycle. None

Description

The Department issues certification cards for Testers and Specialists on a 2-year certification cycle. Certifications expire on December 31st every two years based upon the first letter in the last name of the individual. Individuals with a last name beginning with A-K expire in even numbered years, and individuals with last names beginning with L-Z expire in odd numbered years.

A-K If we are in an EVEN year, the fee is $97.50, and it will expire 12/31 this year.
A-K If we are in an ODD year, the fee is $195.00, and it will expire 12/31 next year.

L-Z If we are in an EVEN year, the fee is $195.00, and it will expire 12/31 next year.
L-Z If we are in an ODD year, the fee is $97.50, and it will expire 12/31 this year.

Duration

Two years to a few months.

Renewal Information

Successful completion of an approved Cross Connection Specialist course (4 day) within 12 months of submitting a certification application.

Duplicate License Requirements

None

Processing Time

Processing Time Description
1 Week Applications are typically processed the same week they are received. During renewals the processing time can take as long as 4 weeks.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites

A copy of your high school diploma (a transcript is acceptable), GED, Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or PhD.

Proof of one year in the water industry. This could be one year as a Backflow Assembly Tester, a copy of your operator certification, or a letter from your employer.

Required Documentation

None

Examination Information

Successful completion of an approved Cross Connection Specialist course (4 day) within 12 months of submitting a certification application.

Continuing Education Requirements

Specialist must take a 1 day Cross Connection Specialist Refresher course every two years, or they must obtain 0.6 CEUs of backflow related meetings or trainings (not all meetings and trainings offer CEUs).

Bonding Requirements

None

Insurance Requirements

None

Additional Information

Other Information

Additional information can be found on the website: www.healthoregon.org/crossconnection

Statutes, Administrative Rules, Ordinances

Other Detail Information

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