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ASSE Seeks Working Group Members to Update National Standard ASSE/IAPMO 6000

Mokena, Ill. — ASSE International is seeking members for a working group to update ASSE/IAPMO 6000 Professional Qualifications Standard for Medical Gas Systems Personnel.

The ASSE 6000 working group members will be assisting the Professional Qualifications Standards Committee (PQSC) with the continued development of this American National Standard. The working groups will operate in accordance with ASSE’s accredited procedures for standards development: IAPMO/ASSE PP-1 (Policies and Procedures for Consensus Development of American National Standards).

“This standard addresses the need for professional qualifications standards for the plumbing and mechanical industries, specifically the minimum qualifications for people working on medical gas and vacuum systems,” said Terry Burger, ASSE/IAPMO’s director of Standards Development. ASSE/IAPMO 6000 is based on the requirements of NFPA 99, for which there is a new 2024 edition.

The working group meeting will be held in person in February. The date and location will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 15. Applications may be downloaded through this LINK.

Industry stakeholders — including installers, manufacturers, plumbing professionals, building owners and managers, engineers, AHJs, and the general public — are invited and encouraged to apply to participate. 

If you are interested in serving on this working group, please contact ASSE Standards at standards@iapmostandards.org with a completed application and résumé by the Jan. 15 deadline. Please contact Terry Burger at terry.burger@asse-plumbing.org with any questions.

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


IAPMO develops and publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code®,the most widely recognized code of practice used by the plumbing industry worldwide; Uniform Mechanical Code®; Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code®; and Uniform Solar Energy, Hydronics and Geothermal Code — the only plumbing, mechanical, solar energy and swimming pool codes designated by ANSI as American National Standards — and the Water Efficiency Standard (WE-Stand)™. IAPMO works with government, contractors, labor force, and manufacturers to produce product standards, technical manuals, personnel certification/educational programs and additional resources in order to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry in protecting public health and safety.

Last modified: December 18, 2023