Give back to your profession and learn from each other. Members of ASSE belong to an organization represented by all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries, forming a platform to receive, understand and solve industry problems relating to their businesses and professions.
The aims and purposes of ASSE International were proclaimed more than 100 years ago, but they continue to guide our organization’s activities today. Our mission is to continually improve the performance, reliability and safety of plumbing and mechanical systems to support our motto, “Prevention Rather Than Cure.” We encourage you to attend local chapter meetings, as well as our national Annual Meetings, get involved in chapter activities and apply for national committee work.
Whether it’s through planning or participating in local chapter activities and meetings, writing an article for our publications, mentoring a young member, or volunteering on a committee, your involvement is essential to ASSE International’s success.
Strengthen, support and give back to your profession by belonging to an organization that has been dedicated to the plumbing and mechanical industries since 1906.A few privileges you will enjoy as a member:
Why did our members become members?
“ASSE is a leader in the cross-connection control industry and I wanted to be a part of the organization.”
“To maintain a relationship with a cross-section of people in the piping industry and to advance my career.”
“My company partners and relies on ASSE to uphold standards and certification integrity.”
“To become more familiar with my industry, keep up with the latest technology, ideas and discussions, and to be part of keeping our industry safe.”
“The main reason was to stay in front of code changes and new technology, and to share this information with my co-workers.”
Active membership is for individuals who are active in a plumbing, mechanical, or engineering related field. Half price new membership applies to those who are not current or past members of ASSE International.
Student membership is extended to registered apprentices in an apprenticeship program duly recognized by state, federal, or local laws governing apprenticeship, and full time students enrolled in a school, university, or college studying plumbing, plumbing design, or engineering. * There is a maximum time limit of five years for student membership.
Manufacturers of plumbing and water-related products and appliances, or others who are affiliated with the plumbing and mechanical field and want to support the work of the organization. One member or representative of such membership will have privileges of an Active member.
Government membership is extended to individuals employed by local, county, state, or federal agencies involved in regulating the plumbing and mechanical field. Government employees may join ASSE International with the same privileges as an Active member. To qualify, members may be required to submit written documentation confirming that they are actively employed by a government entity (letter from government entity on letterhead, copy of government identification/license, etc.).
Retired membership is extended to individuals who have been members in good standing for a period of no less than three years and have retired from active participation in their profession. Retired members receive a discounted rate on their dues. To qualify, members must inform the ASSE International office that they have retired from their active profession.
Honorary membership is extended to nonmembers who, by outstanding service and devotion to the aims and purposes of ASSE, have earned special recognition. Recommendation of candidates for Honorary membership are presented at the Annual Meeting and must be endorsed by the Board before being submitted to the general membership in attendance for ballot. Honorary members are exempt from the payment of dues.
Extended to an Active member who has completed 25 continuous years as a member of ASSE International and who has retired from active participation in their profession or reached the age of 70 years. Past Presidents automatically become Life members. Life members have the same privileges as Active members and are exempt from payment of dues. A letter stating that they have retired from their active profession and have been a member in good standing for a minimum of 25 years is required.