ANSI Standards Developer Accreditation
American National Standards Institute
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) was founded in 1918 with the mission to enhance the global competitiveness of American businesses and the American quality of life. ANSI leads the way in overseeing the creation, promulgation, and use of norms and guidelines that impact businesses in nearly all sectors of the marketplace. ANSI accredits standards developers in all areas of business.
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The accrediting body for developers of American National Standards is the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC). All developers submitting a standard for consideration for approval as an American National Standard must be accredited by ANSI. To apply for accreditation by ANSI, a standards developer’s procedures must meet the requirements of due process and criteria for approval and withdrawal of American National Standards as stated in ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards.
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Criteria For Accreditation
According to ANSI, the following criteria must be met for accreditation:
1. Provide for administrative oversight and support of standards activities
2. Provide for designation, publication, and maintenance of the standard(s) produced
3. Provide a means of appeals
4. Cooperate and coordinate standards planning with ANSI.
5. Advise ANSI when initiating or revising new or old standards.
6. All activities related to new or revised standards, reaffirmation, or withdrawal of American National Standards, or activities related to The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards must be submitted to ANSI for public comment.
7. International standards must be considered.
8. Compliance with procedures with respect to the national adoption of ISO and IEC standards as American National Standards
9. Pay all relevant fees to ANSI.
Chain Saw Compliance
ANSI accreditation is based on compliance with established criteria as determined by the ANSI ExSC. The applicant is expected to comply with all American National Standards essential requirements, including the national adoption of ISO or IEC standards. Applicants must agree to comply with the normative policies and administrative procedures contained in the application.
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