Three-Day Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) Exam Review Class Announced

ASPE is offering a new three-day review class this October for those who are interested in taking the Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam in the future. The class will be held on October 2, 3, and 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

During this class, instructor Donald Taylor, CPD, GPD, will:

  • Go over key parts of the CPD Study Guide
  • Answer questions about the exam
  • Explain key terms and definitions
  • Review the five exam domains (Gathering Information, Administration, Design, Specifications, and Construction Services)

This class is intended to help you learn how to study for the exam by making you aware of areas to focus on in your preparation. It is not a plumbing design 101 course, and it is not intended to teach you the material required to pass the exam.

The class will be held for three days, and partial registration is not available. You can register at ASPE Education.

The cost is $300 for ASPE members and $500 for nonmembers. CEUs/PDHs are not awarded for this class.

About the Instructor

Donald Taylor, CPD, GPD, is a Senior Plumbing Designer with Page. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1999 and has been an ASPE member since then. Donald began his career as a Plumbing Designer in Houston, and after two years, he advanced to Senior Plumbing Designer at one of the largest A/E firms in the world. In 2002 he earned his CPD credential with just three years of experience in the industry. After that, he decided to start helping other designers in Houston prepare for the CPD exam. Donald conducts annual CPD classes for the Texas region, which has expanded to the southeast region of the United States.

Donald’s ASPE involvement includes serving as a delegate for the Houston Chapter in 2004, 2010-2020. He is currently the President of the Houston Chapter and has been on the Board of Directors since 2015. He is also on the Society’s Education Committee. He has served as Chair and Co-Chair of the annual ASPE Houston Product Show, which is one of the largest ASPE Chapter product shows. He was instrumental in helping launch the Oklahoma City Satellite Chapter, where he served as Interim President for two years.

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