Virtual CPD Review Classes Will Help You Prepare for the 2021 Exam

Are you considering taking the Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) Exam in the future? ASPE is offering two virtual review classes in 2021 on February 13, 14, and 20 and February 27, 28, and March 6. During these classes, the instructors will cover topics such as:

  • A review of the new CPD Study Guide
  • Q&A about the exam
  • Key terms and definitions
  • Review of the five domains (Gathering Information, Administration, Design, Specifications, and Construction Services)

This class will help you learn how to study for the exam. Due to the high-level overview of the exam’s domains and content areas, the CPD Review Class will make you aware of areas to focus on in your preparation for the exam. This class is not a plumbing design 101 course, and it is not intended to teach you the material required for the exam.

Each class will be held for three days. The instruction time is roughly four hours per day, plus breaks, for a total of five hours. Partial registration is not available. You can register for one or both classes.

The classes are $300 for ASPE Members and $500 for nonmembers. Registration includes a CPD practice test (a $50 member value).


David Bailey, CPD, GPD, FASPE, has been in the industry for more than 40 years and has been successful in designing plumbing systems for multifamily and commercial projects. He has an extensive undergraduate education with baccalaureates from Frostburg State (1976) and the University of Maryland College of Engineering (1990), where he was inducted into Tau Beta Pi’s national engineering honor society.

David has been an ASPE member since 1985 and originally earned his CIPE and EIT in 1990. He has served on the Washington, D.C. Chapter Board of Directors (1996-2002, 2014-2015, 2017-present) and is the former Society Bylaws Committee Chair. He was inducted into ASPE’s College of Fellows in 2010. Since 1998, David has conducted annual CPD review classes in the Baltimore-Washington area. He also has conducted CPD review sessions for the Richmond and Philadelphia Chapters.

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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