2019 Edition of ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 16000 Now Available

Posted 25 Oct 2023
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2019 Edition of ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 16000 Now Available

Mokena, Ill. (July 31, 2019) — ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 16000-2019, Professional Qualifications Standard for Inspectors and Plans Examiners, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 16000-2019 provides minimum performance criteria, identified by industry consensus, for plumbing inspectors, mechanical system inspectors, plumbing plans examiners, and mechanical plans examiners. This standards series for inspectors and plans examiners of both residential and commercial applications documents the experience, education, training, and general knowledge requirements for the inspectors and examiners who play critical roles in protecting the health and safety of the general public and the industry itself.

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. The result is a comprehensive document for inspectors and plans examiners of both plumbing and mechanical systems.

“Our ever-changing industry is affected by many things, including the economy,” said Daniel Rademacher, Chairperson of the ASSE Series 16000 Working Group. "With recent national trends showing a rise in combination inspectors, it is essential for a national qualifications standard for inspectors and plans examiners to exist — that need is fulfilled with the ASSE Series 16000. Furthermore, because the ASSE Series 16000 is not based on a specific model code, the standards within this series are relevant to inspectors and plans examiners across the country, regardless of what plumbing or mechanical code is enforced in their area.”

To purchase ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 16000-2019, please visit the ASSE International Webstore at www.assewebstore.com. For questions regarding the 2019 edition of ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 16000, contact Marianne Waickman, ASSE International Professional Qualifications Director, at marianne.waickman@asse-plumbing.org or (708) 995-3015.