Marianne Waickman is professional qualifications director at ASSE International. Her work is primarily focused on the development of professional qualifications standards and the management of personnel certification programs. Waickman has worked for ASSE for the last 19 years. Although she has spent most of her career working in the area of cross-connection control, many of her recent projects have focused on healthcare facilities and infection control.
ASSE 15000 Certification applies to field technicians who provide inspection, testing, and maintenance for water-based fire protection systems. Before we get too far into the requirements of the certification, it is important to understand where these requirements come from and why.