Legionella Training by IAPMO and Special Pathogens Laboratory

“This training provides the critical knowledge that industry professionals need to prevent this life-threatening disease.” – SPL President Janet Stout, Ph.D.

ASSE 12080 Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialist Certification Training

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), in conjunction with Special Pathogens Laboratory (SPL), is offering an ASSE 12080 Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialist Certification Training program, Aug. 17-19 in Chicago.

The three-day course will be taught by SPL President Janet Stout, Ph.D., a clinical and environmental biologist with more than 30 years of pioneering research in Legionella. Speakers will include David Pierre, vice president of SPL Consulting Services, and Michael Castro, MPH, SPL’s director of Healthcare Services. 

Attendees will gain the requisite knowledge, understanding, and competency to serve as a member of a facilities water safety team to help protect against Legionella outbreaks and react to one appropriately should it occur. The program will focus on the development of a risk assessment analysis, and water management and sampling plan, for protection from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. The training will also cover the codes, and the resources, understanding, and skills needed to conduct a facility risk assessment and implement a water safety and management program to reduce the risk of infections due to Legionella. 

The ASSE 12080 certification exam will be administered at the end. Attendees who pass the exam will become certified as Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialists.

 To register, visit the IAPMO registration site.

For information about the ASSE 12080 standard, visit the IAPMO ASSE update.