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ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 19000-2015 Now Available 

Hydronic Systems Professional Qualifications Standard

Mokena, Ill. (Nov. 20, 2015) — ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 19000-2015, Hydronic Systems Professional Qualifications Standard, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase.

Due to the increase in hydronic and radiant heating/cooling systems being designed and installed throughout the United States, ASSE International – with the guidance of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) – developed the voluntary, consensus ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 19000 to provide minimum requirements for installers and designers of hydronic heating/cooling systems and installers of solar water heaters.

Along with outlining requirements for design and installation knowledge, ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 19000 also provides the criteria required for certification and re-certification to the standard. Series 19000 will allow authorities to recommend certification as a minimum requirement to practice hydronic and radiant heating/cooling within their jurisdictions, which will enhance consumer confidence in certified professionals.

“Certification to this standard will demonstrate an individual’s competency in delivering comfortable and efficient heating/cooling, while also maintaining the safety of occupants where this hydronic and radiant technology is installed,” said RPA Executive Director Mark Eatherton. “Our mission is to provide consumers and contractors with confidence in the designers and installers who have become certified to ASSE Series 19000.”

The RPA has revised its former certification program to meet the requirements of this newly developed standard. The training curriculum will require designers and installers to meet all of the testing requirements needed to achieve “ASSE Certified” status, which will demonstrate a high level of knowledge and experience to the end user.

To purchase the ANSI-approved ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 19000-2015, please visit the ASSE International Webstore. For questions regarding the standard, contact Marianne Waickman, ASSE International professional qualifications coordinator, by e-mail at marianne.waickman@asse-plumbing.org or by telephone at (708) 995-3015. For questions regarding the RPA’s training program for the ASSE 19000 certification, contact Mark Eatherton, RPA executive director, by e-mail at mark.eatherton@radiantprofessionalsalliance.org or by telephone at (877) 427-6601.

ASSE International is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and product certification body comprised of members representing all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries. ASSE’s product performance standards, professional qualifications standards, professional certification and product listing programs aim to improve the performance and safety of plumbing and mechanical systems. Learn more about ASSE International at http://www.asse-plumbing.org.