Working Group Forming to Develop CIPP Inspectors Professional Qualifications Standard

Working Group Forming to Develop CIPP Inspectors Professional Qualifications Standard

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ASSE International is forming a working group to develop a professional qualifications standard for inspectors of cured-in-place piping systems. The first working group meeting is expected to be held in the Chicago area in mid-September.

To enhance the development of this standard, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has signed a memorandum of understanding with NASSCO to develop the standard.

“With this technology growing as an option to complete pipe replacement, it’s important to know and communicate the proper requirements for this technology, and that starts with the inspection community that can enforce such requirements,” says John Watson, senior vice president of Industry Relations and Business Development for IAPMO.

“Partnering with ASSE on this standard brings together the highly respected ASSE/IAPMO standards with NASSCO’s deep knowledge of CIPP installations and its mission to set standards in the application of this proven trenchless technology,” adds Sheila Joy, NASSCO executive director.

Industry stakeholders — including CIPP system installers and manufacturers, plumbing professionals, building owners and managers, engineers, AHJs, and the general public — are invited and encouraged to apply to participate. To become a member of this working group, a completed application and resume must be submitted by Aug. 31 to Terry Burger, director of Product Standards, at

ASSE International is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and product certification body composed 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


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