Registration for the 2020 CPD Exam Is Open


The 2020 Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) examination will be held at testing sites around the world on March 30 – April 5, and registration is now open at

To be eligible to take the CPD Examination, a candidate must possess:

  • A minimum of four years of experience in a position of responsibility for the design of plumbing systems and possess a baccalaureate degree in a field related to engineering
  • In lieu of an accredited degree, a candidate may substitute up to an additional four years of practical experience in the design of plumbing systems, for a total of eight years, or be granted a credit of one-half year of practical experience for each full year of education in an accredited curriculum related to plumbing engineering

ASPE Members that are in the Full member category are automatically eligible to sit for the examination.

About the CPD Program

The Certified in Plumbing Design program is the only international certification program for engineers and designers of plumbing systems. Completion of the CPD program and examination confers upon the successful candidate the designation Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD). The certification program provides the profession, the plumbing industry, and the general public with a single, comprehensive qualification of professional competence for engineers and designers of plumbing systems.

The CPD, which is the only international credential program in the plumbing engineering field, sets the standards for leadership within the industry and provides formal recognition of outstanding professionals with advance skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems.

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