IAPMO gains SDO accreditation from SCC

May 16, 2018

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Standards developing Organization (SDO), which gives the association the ability to develop, publish and maintain National Standards of Canada (NSC).

The move adds IAPMO to an exclusive group of American SDOs that are responsible for the development, publication and maintenance of NSCs, National Adoptions of Canada (NAC) and Consensus SDO Standards.

”We are thrilled to add our specific expertise in developing standards for the Canadian market,” said IAPMO CEO, Russ Chaney. ”IAPMO supports the harmonization of standards with the United States, Canada and Mexico as a mechanism to reduce non-tariff trade barriers. We are looking forward to furthering that goal.”

IAPMO gained U.S. accreditation as an SDO through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the SCC’s American counterpart, in 1984, and in 2011 was granted Audited Designator status enabling the association to designate Amercian National Standards without receiving prior approval by the ANSI Board of Standards Review.

IAPMO Codes and Standards develops industry standards to govern innovative plumbing, mechanical, solar, and recreational vehicle/manufactured housing products, as well as personnel qualifications standards that demonstrate an individual’s verifiable industry expertise.

”Achieving this accreditation is a testament to IAPMO’s commitment toward protecting the health and safety of the public,” said IAPMO vice-president of codes and standards Hugo Aguilar. ”IAPMO Codes and Standards looks forward to collaborating with and supporting the Canadian plumbing and mechanical industry to develop quality standards for the Canadian market.”