So my boss and 3 of us attended the annual meeting yesterday in Bellevue, Wa. I Have to say I was not much impressed with the meeting There was about 100 people there, about 85% of them were CCS ( Cross Connection Specialists) with a couple back flow testers and the rest were back flow brands advertising their products. It lasted about 3 hours and not much was accomplished. I was by far the youngest guy there. First. This guy gave a 30 min ( HORRIBLE) presentation on a program he is making for invoicing and reporting back flow tests ( Which Our company has had our own for 6 years now.) Then for a good hour the whole entire group were arguing about how the Back Flow Report should be submitted and how the format / style of the testing report should look.. Which I thought we already had a standardized form that works great for all water districts.. I tuned that out because I thought it was ridiculous to nit pick extremely little items on a Annual meeting... For the last hour a couple CCS came up and discussed what they expect from back flow testers and filling out the report correctly. There are a few things I did gain. That our company are picking up a few new tools we found from the catalogs. Also I grabbed all the back flow assembly Tech Specs for almost all brands which is awesome I have some great reading material now. I Also heard for backflow testing in California you must be certified in all 9 counties to test vs up here in washington I can test anywhere up here with my single cert.