Once an individual has passed an ASSE 6010 Installer course they are required to submit a brazing continuity affidavit, stating that they have successfully brazed using the proper procedure. This is done on a 6 month basis. At EMGS, Inc. we mail continuity forms to all of our installers and require them to sign and return them for verification of this requirement. The code reference for this requirement is below:
The 2005 edition of NFPA 99 in paragraph 22.214.171.124.12.7 states:
“Performance qualification of brazers shall remain in effect indefinitely unless the brazer does not braze with the qualified procedure for a period exceeding 6 months; or there is a specific reason to question the ability of the brazer.”
If you hold an Installer license, it is very important that you adhere to this so there is no lapse in the validity of your license. Please check periodically with your certifying agency for requirements and examine your brazing license to be sure all expiration dates are valid.