IAPD Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) Certificate Program
In response to the demand for increased educational content specific to
the pipe, valves and fittings distribution industry, IAPD has developed
the Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) Certificate Program. Working with
the IAPD Education Committee and Pipe, Valves and Fittings Common
Interest Group (PVF CIG), Dick Birch created the course materials and a
100 multiple-choice question exam.
The main objectives of the PVF Certificate Exam are to introduce the
basic principles of industrial and commercial piping systems and
describe how plastic materials of construction affect the applications
and design of such systems. Industry newcomers and experienced personnel
will benefit from the specific discussion of plastic materials,
features and benefits of such materials as well as limitations and
misapplications of such materials.
"Even with 30+ years in the plastic business, I gained knowledge from the content that will help me assist my customers in the future. I was impressed with the exam and would encourage everyone in the PVF business to take it." — Lorrie Simer, vice president, Indelco Custom Products, an Indelco Plastics Company