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New ASSE Professional Qualifications Standard for Legionella Water Management Specialists 
 
 

ASSE International, in collaboration with Special Pathogens Laboratory, is developing a new professional qualifications standard. This standard will define the general knowledge requirements for conducting facility risk assessments and implementing water management programs to prevent infections due to Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. The draft title is ASSE Series 4000, Professional Qualifications Standard for Legionella Water Management Specialists.

The objective of the standard is to establish the minimum training and education needed to qualify as a knowledgeable professional and a resource for building water management teams. This standard will provide minimum criteria, identified by industry consensus, to ensure compliance with the regulations, standards, and codes relating to Legionella building water safety and risk management. These professionals will be qualified to assist in implementing evidence-based practices to minimize the growth and transmission of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in building water systems.

The working group is now open and will remain open until the first working group meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at the ASSE International office in Mokena, Ill.  If you are interested in participating in this working group, please complete a working group application and return it to Marianne Waickman, Professional Qualifications Director, at marianne.waickman@asse-plumbing.org.

ASSE International is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization that has been developing professional qualifications standards for more than 25 years. ASSE intends to certify individuals to the new ASSE Series 4000 standards. ASSE’s certification program is well established with more 18,000 people certified to ASSE standards. Contact Waickman at (708) 995-3015 or marianne.waickman@asse-plumbing.org with any questions.