IAPMO, GreenPlumbers USA to Advance Training, Certification Programs
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and GreenPlumbers USA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a collaborative arrangement to enhance the technical content of GreenPlumbers’ training and accreditation modules by extracting provisions contained within IAPMO’s Uniform Codes. IAPMO and GreenPlumbers will also partner to develop additional programs and services that will advance the sustainability goals of both organizations.
Through the collaborative agreement, GreenPlumbers will adapt their training/accreditation modules to follow provisions as outlined by the 2009 editions of IAPMO’s Uniform Plumbing Code, Uniform Mechanical Code, Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code, Uniform Solar Energy Code and the 2010 IAPMO Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement.
IAPMO and GreenPlumbers will also develop a Green Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector Certification Program derived from the Uniform Codes and the GreenPlumbers curriculum, with a target date for delivery in late 2009. GreenPlumbers has provided IAPMO with an exclusive Conservation/Foundation Partnership with regard to GreenPlumbers training and accreditation modules and programs.
Moving forward, the organizations will explore the feasibility of mutually creating an Engineer/Specifier certification module and training program.
GreenPlumbers USA is a national training and accreditation program that assists plumbers in understanding their role in the environment and public health. For more information, visit www.greenplumbersusa.com.