We have 4 professional insturctors to guide you through the certification process.

Greg Hand, Bob Prince, Steve Starr, Tyler Clark

Greg Hand

Greg Hand, Owner of BTS and Lead instructorGreg Hand is a licensed Master Plumber. He has served on the State of Utah Plumbing Code Advisory Board. He holds an AAS Degree from Salt Lake Community College, Professional Educators License for the State of Utah, Class III Backflow Certification, Utah Chapter President of the American Backflow Prevention Association 1996-1998, and the Utah Chapter Meritorious Service Award in 2002.

He has taught in the Apprenticeship Plumbing Program at Salt Lake Community College for 30 years, at nights, along with being a full time plumber with over 40 years of experience in the plumbing field. He has plumbed everything from houses to large commercial and industrial jobs. He retired from Salt Lake Community College as a plumber/pipefitter/welder.

Greg has taught backflow certification classes since 1985, including courses at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska, Wyoming Rural Water, Glenrock Wyoming, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Utah National Guard, various state, government, and engineering entities. Students have come from as far away as Texas, Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, New Jersey, even England and Korea to take his classes.



Bob Prince

Bob Prince Instructor at BTSBob has been involved in Backflow & Cross Connection Control for over 25 years. He has written Backflow & Cross Connection Ordinances for several jurisdictions and either established or helped establish several Cross Connection Control Programs.

Bob spent 30 years working for Ogden City Water Utility and retiring from there as the Assistant Water Utility Manager in 2004.

In 1984 Bob started a small company named Backflow Services, L.L.C. which he still operates today. Bob specializes in testing backflow prevention assemblies and providing consultation services for several small communities, engineering firms and production facilities. His customer base is both residential as well as commercial ranging from residential sprinkler systems to hospitals, mortuaries, aerospace facilities, government installations, production facilities and food service facilities. His testing has taken him throughout Utah and into Nevada.

Around 1995 Bob started proctoring for nationally recognized test organizations and the State of Utah, Division of Drinking Water. He has proctored in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Missouri. 1998 Bob became a Certified Instructor in Backflow and Cross Connection Control. Bob retired as an Adjunct Instructor at Utah Valley State College and has taught for Backflow Training Services for several years.

Steve StarrSteve Starr Instructor at BTS

Steve Starr is a distinguished figure in the backflow industry, boasting an impressive 20-year tenure marked by unwavering dedication and expertise. His journey in this specialized field began over two decades ago, and his contributions have since become synonymous with excellence.

With an extensive background in backflow prevention, Steve is a true authority in this critical aspect of water management. Steve is a state of Utah unrestricted grade IV water operator, he has his Backflow Administrator, Backflow Tester, and ABPA Backflow Proctor certifications.  Steve has a deep understanding of backflow prevention systems, making him a go-to expert for ensuring the safety and purity of potable water supplies.

Steve has also been employed for the past 23 years at the Granger-Hunter Improvement District which serves the community of West Valley City with their water and wastewater services. His current role is Division Manager over water maintenance which includes maintenance of all the fire hydrants, water valves, and all the State of Utah rules and regulations related to drinking water, he also manages the department over cross-connection.

Throughout his illustrious career, Steve has held various roles, each marked by his unwavering commitment to water safety. His leadership qualities and technical proficiency have made him an indispensable asset in the backflow industry. He has excelled in positions of responsibility, overseeing the implementation of backflow prevention measures, and helping to develop best practices in the field.

Steve's dedication extends beyond his professional responsibilities; he is also a passionate advocate for water conservation and sustainability. His extensive experience has equipped him with the knowledge and insight needed to drive positive change in water resource management.

With 20 years of unwavering dedication to the backflow industry, Steve stands as a shining example of expertise, leadership, and commitment. His legacy continues to leave an indelible mark on the field, ensuring the safety and quality of water supplies for countless communities.

Tyler ClarkTyler Clark Instructor at BTS

I hold a master plumber license with the state of Utah I am the lead plumber at Salt Lake Community College.

At night I am an instructor for apprenticeship plumbing, also at Salt Lake Community College.

I hold a class II backflow certification and instruct new and recertifying testers. I help them learn the faults and test procedures to pass their practical exam with Backflow Training Services. I very much enjoy teaching, probably more than plumbing!