INFECTION CONTROL AND WATER QUALITY

Keep yourself safer, keep building occupants safer, and show your employer/clients that you can be trusted to work in hazardous environments.

Throughout its 100-year history, the goal of ASSE International has been to safeguard public health and safety through the use of proper plumbing, piping, and mechanical practices. As more and more facilities, particularly healthcare facilities, begin requiring training and certification in infection control, ASSE 12000, 12020, and 12060 certifications will prove to be valuable credentials. These unique certifications educate and train pipe trades craftspeople, employers, building water management teams, and other construction and maintenance personnel on how to more safely work in environments with potential exposure to disease-causing pathogens.

ASSE 12000 and 12020 certifications address the need for construction and maintenance personnel to become proficient in identifying and managing potential situations where they may be exposed to bloodborne, waterborne, and airborne pathogens. These certifications also cover the responsibility of personnel to protect building occupants and operations from pathogens and hazards; especially within healthcare facilities.

ASSE 12060-12063 certifications qualify contractors and tradespersons to participate on building water management teams. These certifications afford a verification and validation path to compliance with standards and guidelines related to cooling towers, water features, potable water systems, fire protection, ice machines, humidifiers, and all piped systems which currently reside in all occupied buildings.


ASSE 12000
ASSE 12000 Infection Control Certification for Construction and Maintenance Personnel

Who is this certification for?

  • Construction and maintenance personnel, including plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, HVAC technicians, demolition laborers, and mechanical systems workers.

How do you become certified?

  • Successful completion of an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 class prior to enrollment.
  • Successful completion of an approved 12-hour training course encompassing ASSE Standards 12010 (Biological Pathogens), 12030 (Waterborne Pathogens) and 12040 (Contamination / Infection Prevention Procedures)
  • 75 question written exam, issued by ASSE, covering ASSE 12010, 12030 and 12040

ASSE 12020 Infection Control Certification for Employers

Who is this certification for?

  • Employers, or employers’ representatives, of construction and maintenance personnel.

How do you become certified?

  • Successful completion of an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 class prior to enrollment.
  • Successful completion of an approved 8-hour training course encompassing ASSE Standard 12020 (Biological Pathogens Standard for Construction and Maintenance Employers)
  • 25 question written exam, issued by ASSE, covering ASSE Standard 12020.

ASSE 12060 Water Quality Program Certification for Employers

Who is this certification for?

  • Employers or designated representatives, of construction professionals including, but not limited to, plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, and HVAC technicians developing and implementing water quality risk management plans.

How do you become certified?

  • Successful completion of a minimum 4-hour training course encompassing all aspects of ASSE Standard 12060 (Water Quality Program for Employers and Designated Representatives).
  • 25 question written exam, issued by ASSE, covering ASSE 12060.

ASSE 12061-12063 Water Quality Program Certifications for Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC Technicians, Sprinkler Fitters

Who is this certification for?

  • ASSE 12061 – Plumbers
  • ASSE 12062 – Pipefitters and HVAC Technicians
  • ASSE 12063 – Sprinkler Fitters

How do you become certified?

  • Minimum of five years of documented practical experience required
  • Successful completion of an approved 4-hour fundamentals training course encompassing ASSE Standard 12060 (Water Quality Program for Employers and Designated Representatives)
  • Successful completion of an approved 8-hour water quality training course specific to their trade (ASSE 12061, 12062, or 12063)
  • 50 question written exam, issued by ASSE, covering ASSE Standard 12060 and 12061, 12062, or 12063.

Certifications

  • ASSE 12000 Infection Control for Construction and Maintenance Personnel
  • ASSE 12020 Infection Control for Employers
  • ASSE 12060 Water Quality Program for Employers and Designated Representatives
  • ASSE 12061 Water Quality Program for Plumbers
  • ASSE 12062 Water Quality Program for Pipefitters and HVAC Technicians
  • ASSE 12063 Water Quality Program for Sprinkler Fitters

Resources

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About the Program

  • Nationally recognized third-party certification
  • Maintains all certification records
  • Qualifications and approval of instructors/proctors overseen by ASSE
  • Quality and approval of training providers overseen by ASSE
  • Certified individuals and approved training providers listed on ASSE website

Questions?

If you are interested in becoming an ASSE-accredited instructor and/or proctor, interested in having your school accredited, or interested in learning more about ASSE 12000 Certifications, please contact the ASSE International Professional Certifications Coordinator at janice.mcnellis@asse-plumbing.org.


 

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