“The Group” – 2022 Cross Connection Control Seminar

October 19th from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

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2022 The Group Seminar Flyer

Seminar Agenda 2022 includes:
7:00 Opening – (15min)Group Chair Jeff Kobylk, City of Edmonds (15min)
7:15 (15min) Introduction of the Vendor’s
7:30 Session 1 – (30min) Washington Certification Services Update
8:00 Session 2 – (30min) Washington State DOH Update- Bill Bernier
8:30 Break (30min)
9:00 Session 3 – (1hr) How to Maximize the Accuracy of your Test Kits- (Arbiter Incorporated) – Adolfo Wurts
10:00 Session 4 – (1hr) The Annual Cross-Connection Inspection – USC Foundation for CCC – Henry W. Chang
11:00 to 11:30 (30min) Group Interest Appeal presented by Jeff Kobylk and Wednesday Smith
11:30 to 12:30 Lunch
12:30 Session 5 – (1hr) International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) – Sean Cleary “The Flint Michigan Water Crisis- Can it Happen Here?”
1:30 Session 6 – (1hr) Backflow Assembly Installation – Rob Main, On Site Testing
“What’s So Funny About Improper Installations?”
2:30 Break (30min)
3:00 Session 7 – (1hr) Creating a Robust Cross Connection Program With no Silos – Brian McDaniels
4:00 Closing


October 19, 2022 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm


La Quinta Inn, Tacoma, WA (1425 E 27th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98421)


Backflow Assembly Testers (BAT), Cross Connection Control Specialists (CCS), Water Quality Program Administrators, personnel who are responsible for cross connection control, and anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of water quality and cross connection control


Presentations will be made by professionals from the Department of Health, administrators of Cross Connection Control Programs, members of Washington Certification Services, and individuals from the manufacturing and service industry.

Participating vendors will include:
• Manufacturer’s Reps
• Computer Software
• Parts & Services
• Organizations such as The State Department of Health, Washington Certification Services & Washington Environmental Training Resource Center


0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available from Washington Certification Services. Certified water operators are required to provide their certification number(s) for proper credit.

Note – to receive 0.6 CEU’s, attendees must:
• Attend the entire seminar.
• Need to have their CEU cards stamped at the end of each session and left at end of Seminar.