ASSE International is a membership organization and leading product and personnel certification agency for companies and individuals representing all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries. Our mission is to promote public awareness about the importance of safe and correct plumbing and mechanical systems, and improve the performance and safety of these systems. After 113 years of advocating for standardized plumbing practices, more than 50 years of certifying products, and more than 25 years of certifying qualified personnel, ASSE certifications are proudly earned by manufacturers and workers throughout North America.
ASSE product and professional standards are developed and revised through true industry consensus under the ANSI-accredited standards development process. This means that experts from all segments of the plumbing and mechanical industries gather to determine the minimum performance requirements for products and professionals.
ASSE International is a third-party certifier for professionals in the plumbing and mechanical industries. ASSE professional certification in the specialized segments of backflow prevention, service plumbing, infection control, fire protection, rainwater harvesting, and hydronic heating and cooling, among others, expands skill sets, offers nationally recognized certifications to jurisdictions, and raises the employability of professionals.
ASSE International is an ANAB- and SCC-accredited product certification body with a strong focus on backflow prevention and thermostatic mixing. ASSE certified products are tested by qualified laboratories to strict performance requirements of product standards, and certified in a manner that is impartial, balanced, informed, and rigorous.
ASSE International is a 113-year-old membership organization composed of members representing all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries. ASSE's diversity of members form a platform to receive, understand, and solve industry problems relating to standards, codes, contracting, engineering and business. Whether it’s through planning or participating in local chapter activities and meetings, writing an article for ASSE publications, mentoring young member, or volunteering on national ASSE committees, membership involvement is essential to ASSE International’s success.