ANSI Standards Developer Accreditation

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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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AboveTraining Inc./StateFoodSafety.com becomes the first food handler training program to receive accreditation from ANSI. California state senate created this requirement.
AboveTraining Inc./StateFoodSafety.com becomes the first food handler training program to receive accreditation from ANSI. California state senate created this requirement. | Source

Accreditation

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.


ANSI Accredited Training

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.


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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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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Pamela99, thanks for reading. I am going to write more about these organizations when I find the time.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Smireless, Thanks for an interesting article of which I knew virtually nothing about until now.


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Tom, I have been reading up on the ISO/IEC and I agree with you. I know nothing about NEMA but it appears to me that the ISO/IEC is just in the business to make money. I could find very little about their regulations other than what they have for sale. I am not a member of either organization and have no intention in becoming a member so their information is not easy or cheap to come by. It seems to me that public access would be a benefit if their interest is in creating normative standards internationally. Not pleased.


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Harvey. I will look into the positives and negatives and write a hub about it.


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Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

Smir, I would like more info on what they have done posatively and negatively. H


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for your info, Tom. I am just getting acquainted with the work done by ANSI.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Smireles,

In my opinion ANSI has been a critical factor in US develoment in the past, but they made a mistake in the electrotechnical area when they changed from NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturer's Association) to IEC. The quality of IEC isn't up to par with NEMA.

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