Product Certification Mark Guidelines

ASSE International is an ANSI- and SCC-accredited product certification body with a strong focus on backflow prevention and thermostatic mixing.

ASSE certified products are tested by qualified laboratories to strict performance requirements, and certified in a manner that is impartial, balanced, informed, and rigorous. If a jurisdiction requires a product to be certified to an ASSE standard, showing the ASSE Seal on that product is the most direct method to show an inspector that the product is in compliance. When specifying engineers, contractors, customers, and inspectors can see, at first glance, that a product is certified to an ASSE standard, all parties feel confidence when selecting, installing, or inspecting that product.

Proudly displaying the ASSE Seal on product literature, packaging, and products shows customers that your product has stood up to ASSE’s rigorous requirements, and shows that you care about the integrity of your product and about the health and safety of the public.


ASSE Seal

The ASSE Seal is one of the most recognized marks for plumbing product certification, especially for backflow protection and thermostatic mixing devices. Our expertise and competency allows us to certify a wide range of products to ASSE standards, backflow preventers and vacuum breakers to CSA B64 standards, plumbing fittings and fixtures to ASME A112, CSA B45, and CSA B125 standards, low-lead and drinking water system components to NSF 372 and NSF 61 standards, water distribution products to AWWA C5xx-series standards, and many others.

Those products that have been successfully certified are shown in the ASSE Product Listing Directory at www.asse-plumbing.org/listed.

Use Case

The ASSE Seal shall appear on all ASSE certified products unless express written consent is granted from ASSE. Its use is encouraged on:

  • Technical product literature, such as specification sheets and installation instructions.
  • Marketing materials, such as tradeshow displays, brochures, websites, etc.

In marketing materials, manufacturers are encouraged to display the standard designation, and/or "LOW LEAD" if applicable, in Futura Bold at no less than 6pt type for easy recognition of the certification’s scope. If Futura Bold is not available, Helvetica is an acceptable substitute.

Limitations

The mark may only be associated with certified products and not with a company, product line, or product series unless all products are certified through ASSE International. The mark may only be associated with products certified by ASSE and is not to be used if certified through another certification body or by self-declaration of compliance to an ASSE standard.


ASSE Seal

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The mark is offered in a zipped folder that contains eps, png, and tiff formats. Png is appropriate for web use use. Tiff and eps are appropriate for print use. Eps is the preferred format, especially if the size of the mark will be significantly enlarged.

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Please read the ASSE Product Certification Mark Art Guidelines at the bottom of this page before using.


cASSE Seal

ASSE is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to certify products in the Canadian market. In order to easily expand your market beyond the US and into Canada, the cASSE Seal provides the ability for products to demonstrate certification to ASSE, CSA, NSF, and other standards recognized by Canadian provincial and metropolitan jurisdictions. Certifying with ASSE for US and Canada allows manufacturers to save time and money on factory audits and renewals, and provides for a single certification contact.

Use Case

The cASSE Seal is used for certification to standards recognized in Canadian provinces and jurisdictions. It is a distinct mark that is used in conjunction with certification in the USA. The use case for the ASSE Seal also applies to the cASSE Seal.

Limitations

The mark may only be associated with products certified by ASSE to US and Canadian standards. There is no mark available for the Canadian-only market; the cASSE Seal demonstrates product compliance within both nations. The limitations for the ASSE Seal also apply to the cASSE Seal.


ASSE Seal

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The mark is offered in a zipped folder that contains eps, png, and tiff formats. Png is appropriate for web use use. Tiff and eps are appropriate for print use. Eps is the preferred format, especially if the size of the mark will be significantly enlarged.

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Please read the ASSE Product Certification Mark Art Guidelines at the bottom of this page before using.


ASSE 1YT Mark

Several ASSE standards include a one year evaluation of service, known as a “field test," to meet requirements of some jurisdictions. ASSE allows use of the ASSE 1YT Mark for those devices and assemblies that successfully demonstrate that the product, their designs, and manufacturing facilities’ quality systems meet the requirements of the ASSE One Year Test (1YT) Program.

Those products that have been successfully certified are shown as such in the ASSE Product Listing Directory at www.asse-plumbing.org/listed and on ASSE certificates.

Note that in order to apply for the ASSE 1YT Mark, the products must be currently certified with ASSE to the appropriate ASSE standard.

Use Case

The ASSE 1YT Mark should be applied on product literature. We encourage manufacturers to place the mark on the product for ease of recognition in the field when installed. The ASSE 1YT Mark is available for use on products successfully passing ASSE’s 1YT Program that are also certified with ASSE to one of the following standards:

  • ASSE 1013, Reduced pressure principle backflow preventers (RPZ)
  • ASSE 1015, Double check backflow preventers (DC)
  • ASSE 1020, Pressure vacuum breakers (PVB)
  • ASSE 1047, Reduced pressure principle backflow preventers with detector assemblies (RPDA)
  • ASSE 1048, Double check backflow preventers with detector assemblies (DCDA)
  • ASSE 1056, Spill resistant vacuum breakers (SVB)

The use case for the ASSE Seal also applies to the ASSE 1YT Mark.

Limitations

The mark may only be associated with products certified by ASSE and have successfully met the requirements of ASSE’s 1YT Program. The limitations for the ASSE Seal also apply to the ASSE 1YT Mark.

 


ASSE Seal

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The mark is offered in a zipped folder that contains eps, png, and tiff formats. Png is appropriate for web use use. Tiff and eps are appropriate for print use. Eps is the preferred format, especially if the size of the mark will be significantly enlarged.

Download Mark

Please read the ASSE Product Certification Mark Art Guidelines at the bottom of this page before using.


ASSE ES Mark

ASSE International Evaluation Services (ES) assists companies that are looking for better acceptance in the marketplace by way of a recognized 3rd-party certification beyond the scope of standards.

Novel products may not always be fully understood in the marketplace by plumbing designers or inspectors. ASSE ES creates Evaluation Reports that cover where and how a product should be installed, how it complies with specific standards and model codes, and what its limitations are. The report itself is designed to be technical sales tool to help facilitate customer confidence and inspector acceptance of the product.

Use Case

The ASSE ES Mark may be used on the product itself, on product packaging, and on marketing materials such as brochures, product catalogues, and trade show displays. The use case for the ASSE Seal also applies to the ASSE ES Mark.

Limitations

The mark may only be associated with products that have successfully gone through the ASSE ES certification process. The limitations for the ASSE Seal also apply to the ASSE ES Mark.


ASSE Seal

Download

The mark is offered in a zipped folder that contains eps, png, and tiff formats. Png is appropriate for web use use. Tiff and eps are appropriate for print use. Eps is the preferred format, especially if the size of the mark will be significantly enlarged.

Download Mark

Please read the ASSE Product Certification Mark Art Guidelines at the bottom of this page before using.


Art Guidelines

The ASSE International Chapter of IAPMO, LLC (“ASSE International”) considers its trademarks to be among its most valuable intellectual property assets. As such, ASSE International acts consistently to preserve the strength of its trademarks. To the extent a manufacturer uses an ASSE International mark to refer to ASSE International in literature or marketing, usage must follow these Guidelines. These guidelines – together with applicable program-specific listing policies – will enable the manufacturer to leverage these marks to the greatest marketplace advantage.

Artwork

ASSE Listees may not alter the shape, proportion, color, text, typography, or orientation of the Mark(s) in any way. This includes rotating the Mark(s), repositioning individual elements of the Mark(s), outlining the Mark(s), and altering the text of the Mark(s). The Mark(s) may only appear in solid colors – preferably black or white, but usage consistent with a company’s established color scheme is also allowed. The Mark(s) must be displayed at sufficient resolution and size for legibility; generally, the Mark(s) should never appear less than 1/4” tall in printed materials or less than 36px tall in digital media. Provide as much clear space (padding) around the Mark(s) as possible; we recommend surrounding the Mark(s) with a clear space equaling the height of the “A” letterform, with the exception of the standard designation listed under or near the ASSE Seal.

It is improper to imply that a company is ASSE International, or that the company itself is certified by ASSE. Listees shall not use any Mark(s) in a manner that implies that an unlisted product is listed.

See use cases and limitations for each of the Marks in the previous pages.

ASSE Seal
ASSE Seal
Acceptable Language
  • ASSE Listed or ASSE Certified
  • Listed by ASSE or Certified by ASSE
  • ABC Company’s product is listed by ASSE to Standard #XYZ
  • ABC Company is certified by ASSE to Standard #XYZ
Unacceptable Language
  • Approved or Verified by ASSE
  • ASSE Approved
  • Seal or Seal of Approval
  • Audited to or Tested to
  • Audited against or Tested against
  • Audited by or Tested by
  • Meets ASSE requirements
Obtaining Marks

Digital copies of ASSE product certification marks are avilable for Listed companies through the links above. Marks with specific standard designations or "LOW LEAD" included may requested from the assigned ASSE staff engineer.

 

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