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Application for Membership

Please read the following information carefully.

This form is to be completed by all applicants for membership. Please type or print (with ball-point pen) only.

Unless otherwise indicated, please fill in all spaces. Where the space does not apply, mark "NA".

  1. References: Fill in the names and addresses of three (3) individuals who are in the engineering profession. They do not have to be ASPE members, but where possible, it is preferred. ASPE reserves the right to contact these references.
  2. Dues Payment:

    Option 1: Pick the appropriate membership classification below and send the correct dues with this application. In the event the membership classification is changed by the Society, a corrected dues statement (or dues overpayment refund) will be sent with your notice of election. July 1st is the start of the Society's dues year, and dues are based on that period. All dues must be paid in U.S. Dollars.


    Membership status is obtained only after dues have been received and the applicant is notified of his/her election to membership. Payment of dues does not automatically confer the membership classification chosen.

    Option 2: In lieu of full payment of membership dues a $20.00 Application Fee may accompany this application (all fees must be paid in U.S. Dollars). One half of the Application Fee ($10.00) will be credited to the applicant's initial dues, upon election to membership. Exception: For those applying for student membership, the Application Fee is $10.00 which will be fully credited to the Applicants initial dues, upon election to membership.

    A membership dues statement will be sent to you with your notice of election. July 1st is the start of the Society's fiscal year, and dues are based on that period. Membership status is obtained only after dues have been received, and the applicant is so notified. Election does not constitute membership. Note: Upon election, dues must be received by the Society within thirty (30) days; otherwise, the application for membership is automatically deemed cancelled by the applicant. All dues must be paid in U.S. Dollars.

  3. Chapters: An applicant who wishes to be affiliated with a chapter should note the Chapter name on the application.
  4. Membership Classifications: Membership classification (Grade) will be conferred based on the definitions contained in Article II of the ASPE Bylaws. (See below.)
  5. Professional Experience: Completion of this section is mandatory and will affect the grade classification assigned. Be clear and concise in the descriptions of the type of work performed (plumbing, piping, fire protection, HVAC, etc.). Use additional sheets as necessary, to adequately describe the applicants experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Society shall be open to anyone involved in the plumbing profession.

FULL Member: Eight (8) years of experience in plumbing engineering, a minimum of four (4) years of which must have been in a position of responsibility for the design of plumbing systems. A maximum of four (4) years of experience may be waived by the Society Membership Committee for : (a) Education: one-half (1/2) year for each completed year in a curriculum related to plumbing engineering; (b) Engineering Registration: four (4) years for Professional Engineer registration in a field that includes plumbing engineering; (c) CIPE certification: two (2) years. Dues: $110.00.

ASSOCIATE Member: Any individual involved in the design of plumbing systems or in plumbing engineering and not meeting the requirements for Full membership. Dues: $95.00.

AFFILIATE Member: Any individual involved in producing or marketing a plumbing product who does not meet any of the qualifications for membership in any other grade. Dues: $110.00.

SPECIAL Member: Anyone employed by or doing business as a contractor or having a special interest in plumbing design who does not meet any of the qualifications for membership in any other grade. Exception: Persons employed by contractors or separate divisions of contractors for the exclusive purpose of designing and/or specifying plumbing systems shall be eligible for membership as Full Members or Associate Members, provided they have fulfilled the experience required as outlined for each respective classification. Dues: $95.00.

GOVERNMENTAL Member: Anyone employed by municipal, state, or federal governments for one of the following reasons:

  1. Checking and/or inspection of plumbing plans and installations;
  2. The formulation of codes, rules, requirements and regulations pertaining to the planning, designing and installation of plumbing systems, or any portion of a plumbing system;
  3. Research and development of plumbing systems design criteria.

Exception: Persons employed by government agency for the purpose of designing and/or specifying plumbing systems, who shall be eligible to be Full or Associate members, provided they have fulfilled the experience required as outlined for each respective classification. Dues: $95.00.

STUDENT Member: Any individual attending a recognized University or college full time (12 credit hours per term minimum) in a curriculum related to plumbing design. Dues: $10.00.

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