IAPMO Accredited in Canada

Canada accredits IAPMO

IAPMO gains accreditation as standards developing organization from Standards Council of Canada.

IAPMO has been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a standards developing
organization (SDO), confiding in the 92-year-old association the responsibility to develop, publish, and maintain National Standards of Canada (NSC). SCC approved IAPMO’s accreditation under the council’s  Canadian Standards Development Program (CSD), adding IAPMO to an exclusive group of American SDOs achieving the accreditation. SCC accredited SDOs 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 GP Russ Chaney. “Since obtaining SCC accreditation to certify plumbing products almost 20 years ago, we are pleased to take this next big step by becoming an accredited SDO. 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 understands the value that can be derived when the manufacturing community can have access to
different markets through product certification in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The manufacturers
know there is value in working with one entity when facilitating their products’ market entrance.”
Headquartered in Ottawa, the SCC is a federal Crown corporation, mandated to promote efficient and effective standardization in Canada. It reports to the Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and oversees Canada’s national standardization network.
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.

“We are delighted to receive the SCC accreditation,” said IAPMO Vice President of Codes and Standards Hugo
Aguilar. “Achieving this accreditation is a testament to IAPMO’s commitment toward protecting the health and safety of the public. 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.”

For more information, please contact Kyle Thompson.