Founded in 1926, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (The IAPMO Group) is a nonprofit trade association comprised of U.S. and international plumbing, mechanical and solar professionals. Our membership is inclusive of all major stakeholders in the industry, including: trained labor and contractors, engineers, domestic and non-domestic product manufacturers, suppliers, plumbing and mechanical inspectors and building officials. For the last 90 years, IAPMO has focused on the technical aspects of these industries addressing core areas such as codes/standards development, training/professional development, and third party testing and certification. Additionally, the IAPMO Group maintains a strong international presence with offices in 11 countries. IAPMO has worked on building, water and sanitation issues in such diverse places as Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, India, Jordan, Israel, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Venezuela, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
Activities for which the IAPMO Group is particularly known for:
Codes and Standards Development - The IAPMO Group is recognized the world over for the development of its Uniform Codes, including the Uniform Plumbing Code, Uniform Mechanical Code and Uniform Solar Energy Code. The Uniform Codes are the result of years of practical experience and applied science. The technical committees, subcommittees and working groups are filled with more than 5050 expert volunteers decimated to producing the most comprehensive, discipline specific, turnkey document. The Uniform Codes are created through a process certified by the American National Standards Institute
Training and Education - The IAPMO Group provides relevant, exceptional continuing education in a variety of formats to the multiple layers of professionals who work in our industry. In addition, we offer national personnel certification and construction trades testing programs that are applicable, reliable, and meet government mandates.
Product Testing & Certification - The IAPMO Group tests products and certifies various components of our building systems to ensure they perform the way they were intended - protecting public health and safety as well as ensuring efficiency. One of our operating divisions, IAPMO R&T, is the world’s premier plumbing and mechanical product certification agency adhering to established international codes and standards. Examples of IAPMO R&T’s work includes testing plumbing products to ensure that they meet the performance requirements established by EPA”s WaterSense program or the national low-lead law. IAPMO’s product certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). IAPMO’s test lab is accredited by Assured Calibration and Laboratory Accreditation Select Services (ACLASS).