CPD Opportunity – Standards Development Foundations and the Certification Process for Plumbing Products

Join Karyn Ferguson, Manager, Member Education and Committee Services, and Brook Hatton, Technical Oversight Specialist with CSA Group as they present on the topic of standards development foundations and the certification process for plumbing products.

Provider: Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating

Presentation Topic:

Standards Development Foundations – An overview of CSA Group and national and international standards systems. Three key areas are addressed including the CSA committee structure, member roles and responsibilities, and the standards development process with a focus on content development, public review, balloting, and quality reviews.

Certification Process for Plumbing Products – An overview of how plumbing products are evaluated and certified by CSA, from prototype to certified product, with some ways this process can be made easier. We will also discuss some of the current issues facing potable water plumbing products today, such as PFAS and Lead, and how these are being addressed through standards and certification.

Date: June 7, 2023

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Where: Webinar

Cost: Complimentary

Registration: Register here

CPD Eligibility: 1 point – Category A4 (you will need to self report this point)


Karyn Ferguson, MDE, CStd, Manager, Member Education, and Committee Services, CSA Group – Karyn Ferguson has worked with CSA for over 14 years supporting standards development, member training, and various projects across CSA Programs and Sectors, including initiatives associated with construction and municipal infrastructure.  Karyn manages the CSA Consumer Program and the CSA Young Professionals Program and is committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the standards development process. Previous to working with CSA Group, Karyn served as Director, Professional Certification Programs at the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute for 14 years.

Brook Hatton, Principal Technical Lead, CSA Group – Brook Hatton is a Principal Technical Lead with CSA Group and has worked with the evaluation and certification of plumbing products and drinking water treatment units for 20 years. He is a member of the NSF/ANSI 61 and NSF/ANSI 372 Drinking Water Additives Joint Committee as well as several other Technical Committees. Before joining CSA Group, Brook spent 12 years in the environmental testing field involved in method development, quality assurance, and the inorganic and organic analysis of water and other environmental samples.