Together, the engineers who design products, plumbers who install, test, repair, and inspect systems, officials who enforce regulations, and educators who teach our nation’s plumbers join together to offer their expertise and collectively reach consensus on product and personnel requirements.

Draft product standards and professional qualifications (PQ) standards are developed by working group members. Working groups are typically composed of manufacturer representatives, school representatives, test lab representatives, and outside experts who work in the field. If you have something of value to add, we welcome you to sit on a working group and lend your expertise.

Product Standards
Working groups are forming to develop the following product standards:
    • ASSE 1001-2017, Atmospheric Type Vacuum Breakers
    • ASSE 1019-2016, Wall Hydrant with Backflow Protection and Freeze Resistance
    • ASSE 1030-2016, Positive Pressure Reduction Devices for Sanitary Drainage Systems
    • ASSE 1052-2016, Hose Connection Backflow Preventers
    • ASSE 1057-2012, Freeze Resistant Sanitary Yard Hydrants with Backflow Protection
    • ASSE 1063-2016, Air Valve and Vent Inflow Preventer
PQ Standards
Working groups are forming to develop the following professional qualifications standards:
    • ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 5000, Cross-Connection Control Professional Qualifications Standard
    • ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000, Professional Qualifications Standard for Infection Control Risk Assessment for All Building Systems
    • ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 15000, Professional Qualifications Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

For Product Standards, send your completed application to Terry Burger at
For the ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 5000, send your completed application to Janice McNellis at
For all other Professional Qualifications Standards, send your completed application to Marianne Waickman at

Working groups are for professional qualifications standards, product standards that are four years or older, and any new standards. For revising product standards newer than four years old, consider creating or joining a Project Team.