CURRENT STANDARDS

ASSE International product performance standards, developed through industry consensus, set minimum education and performance requirements for professionals who test, install, inspect and maintain our buildings’ water and sanitation systems.

Deep knowledge and constant improvement of 13 professional qualifications standards – most notably for cross-connection control and medical gas personnel – puts ASSE in a class of its own. ASSE standards are developed and revised under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards development process.

See below for a full listing of ASSE's professional qualifications standards and their scopes.


ASSE PQ Standards

Active ASSE Professional Qualifications Standards

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 5000 provides minimum requirements for testing backflow prevention assemblies and establishes minimum qualifications requirements for ASSE Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers, Fire Protection System Cross-Connection Control Testers, Backflow Prevention Assembly Repairers, Cross-Connection Control Surveyor/Specialists, and Backflow Prevention Program Administrators.

ASSE Series 5000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 5110 – Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers; ASSE 5120 – Cross-Connection Control Surveyors/Specialists; ASSE 5130 – Backflow Prevention Assembly Repairers; ASSE 5140 – Fire Protection System; and ASSE 5150 – Backflow Prevention Program Administrators.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 6000-2021 addresses minimum requirements for medical gas systems installers, inspectors, verifiers, maintenance personnel, instructors, and designers. The 2021 edition of ASSE Series 6000 parallels the medical gas-related requirements of NFPA 99-2021, Health Care Facilities Code.

ASSE Series 6000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 6010 – Medical Gas Systems Installers; ASSE 6015 – Bulk Medical Gas/Cryogenic Fluid Central Supply Systems Installers; ASSE 6020 – Medical Gas Systems Inspectors; ASSE 6030 – Medical Gas Systems Verifiers; ASSE 6035 – Bulk Medical Gas/Cryogenic Fluid Central Supply Systems Verifiers; ASSE 6040 – Medical Gas Systems Maintenance Personnel; ASSE 6050 – Medical Gas Systems Instructors; ASSE 6055 – Bulk Medical Gas/Cryogenic Fluid Central Supply Systems Instructors; and ASSE 6060 – Medical Gas Systems Designer.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 7000-2020 addresses minimum requirements for Residential Potable Water Fire Protection System Installers and Inspectors for One and Two Family Dwellings.

ASSE 7000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 7010 Installer – Applies to an individual who provides layout, detail and calculations for residential potable water fire protection systems for one and two family dwellings, and installs such systems; and ASSE 7020 Inspector – Applies to an individual who inspects residential potable water fire protection systems for one and two family dwellings.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 8000-2011(R2020) addresses minimum requirements for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Replenishment Systems Installers, Inspectors, and Verifiers.

ASSE Series 8000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 8010 – SCBA Replenishment Systems Installers; ASSE 8020 – ASCBA Replenishment Systems Inspectors; and ASSE 8030 – SCBA Replenishment Systems Verifiers.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 9000-2015(R2020) contains the uniform minimum requirements for qualified installers and inspectors of firestop systems. This standard series establishes minimum requirements for the training and qualification of installers and inspectors of firestop systems and smoke-limiting materials for piping systems.

ASSE Series 9000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 9010 – Firestop Systems and Smoke-Limiting Materials Installers for Piping Systems; ASSE 9020 – Firestop Systems and Smoke-Limiting Materials Inspectors for Piping Systems

The ASSE Series 10000 establishes the level of competency necessary for the installation of sustainable plumbing and mechanical systems and products to protect public health, safety and the environment.

ASSE Series 9000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 10100 Installers – Applies to individuals who install green plumbing systems and provide layout, detail, and calculations for such systems.

This unique standard series sets minimum criteria for the training and certification of pipe trades craftspeople, and other construction and maintenance personnel, on how to safely work in an environment with the potentially deadly diseases that may be present within their worksites. These standards address the need for all construction and maintenance personnel and employers, especially within the pipe trades, to become proficient in identifying and managing potential situations where they, or other occupants of a building, may be exposed to bloodborne, waterborne and airborne pathogens. 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 Series 12000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 12010 - Environment of Care, Infection Control and Construction Risk Assessment; ASSE 12020 - Environment of Care, Infection Control and Construction Risk Assessment for Construction and Maintenance Employers; ASSE 12030 - Waterborne Pathogens for Construction and Maintenance Personnel; ASSE 12040 - Construction and Maintenance Personnel for Contamination/Infection Prevention Procedures to Protect Facility Occupants and Operations; 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; and ASSE 12080 - Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialists.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 13000-2015(R2020) institutes a minimum level of practical experience, and the plumbing service and residential mechanical service knowledge required in order for an individual to demonstrate the required level of competency.

ASSE Series 13000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 13010 - Service Plumber; ASSE 13020 – Residential Mechanical Service Technician

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 15000 was developed to establish a level of competency for the inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems beyond the requirements of NFPA Standard 25.

The Series 15000 provides minimum qualification criteria for qualified individuals who provide inspection, testing and maintenance for water-based fire protection systems in compliance with installation, inspection, testing and maintenance standards.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 16000-2019 provides minimum performance criteria for plumbing inspectors, mechanical system inspectors, plumbing plans examiners and mechanical plans examiners, and documents experience, education, training, and general knowledge requirements. The 2019 edition of the Series 16000 combines previous editions of ASSE 16000, Professional Qualifications Standard for the Plumbing Inspector, and ASSE 17000, Professional Qualifications Standard for the Mechanical Inspector, as well as adds professional qualifications for plumbing and mechanical plans examiners.

ASSE Series 16000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 16010 - Plumbing Inspector; ASSE 16020 – Mechanical Inspector; ASSE 16040 – Plumbing Plan Examiner; and ASSE 16050 - Mechanical Plan Examiner.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 19000-2015(R2020) contains the uniform minimum requirements for qualified installers and designers of hydronic heating and cooling systems, as well as for qualified installers of solar water heaters.

ASSE Series 19000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 19110 - Solar Water Heating System Installer; ASSE 19210 – Hydronic Heating and Cooling System Installer; and ASSE 19220 - Hydronic Heating and Cooling System Designer.

ASSE/ARCSA/IAPMO/ANSI Series 21000-2017 contains the uniform minimum requirements for qualified designers and installers of rainwater catchment systems, and inspectors of rainwater/stormwater catchment systems.

ASSE Series 21000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following individuals: ASSE 21110 - Rainwater Catchment Systems Installers; ASSE 21120 – Rainwater Catchment Systems Designers; and ASSE 21130 - nspectors of Rainwater and Stormwater Catchment Systems.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 27000 includes three standards, each of which establish minimum knowledge and performance criteria for those who have an active role in designing, installing, inspecting, testing and maintaining hybrid fire extinguishing systems. Personnel certified to the ASSE 27000 standard will have met the requirements of specialized education and training to NFPA Standard 770 for Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire-Extinguishing Systems.

ASSE Series 27000 includes professional qualifications standards for the following: ASSE 27010 - Installation of Hybrid Fire Extinguishing Systems; ASSE 27020 – Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Hybrid Fire Extinguishing Systems; and ASSE 27030 - Design of Hybrid Fire Extinguishing Systems.


 

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