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Register Now for Fall and Winter ANSI Training and Accreditation Workshops

Open to members and nonmembers, held in Washington, D.C., and New York

Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 13:41

(ANSI: Washington, D.C.) -- Between October and December, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is offering a number of classes and workshops on key standards and conformance topics such as the American National Standard process, international standardization procedures, and accreditation for workforce credentials. Open to both ANSI members and nonmembers, the seven upcoming classes include four two-day workshops, two free webinars, and an ANSI education course.

On Oct. 4–5 and Nov. 15–16, ANSI is offering Course 806, “Certificate Issuers’ Accreditation Workshop,” which is aimed at relevant stakeholders, including corporations and government agencies, that are issuing certificates based on training or education courses, as well as human resources (HR) directors and others who are hiring or accepting individuals with such certificates. The workshop will be held over two days at ANSI headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will focus on introducing ASTM E2659-09e1—“Standard practice for certificate programs,” and the Institute’s Certificate Accreditation Program (ANSI-CAP). Individuals attending the workshop will be instructed about the requirements for developing a quality education/training course and will examine relevant terminology, requirements for certificate issuers, and the significance and use of the standard.

On Oct. 15–16 and Dec. 6–7, ANSI will offer Course 627, “Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshop,” which is geared toward representatives of corporations, organizations, government agencies, and others who either operate personnel certification program or seek to learn more about the ANSI accreditation process. The two-day workshop, which will be held at ANSI’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, is designed to introduce interested stakeholders to the international standard ISO/IEC 17024—“General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons.” During the course, discussions will focus on building an understanding of the standard’s requirements, its benefits, and why it has become the benchmark for personnel certification.

On Oct. 17, ANSI is offering Course 287, “The American Way: The American National Standard (ANS) Development Process,” an educational course intended for staff from standards developing organizations, standards committee members, technical experts, and others interested in learning more about how to develop American National Standards. The course, which will be held at ANSI’s New York office, will look at all stages in the standards development process, as well as the accreditation process for developers of American National Standards.

On Nov. 7–8, ANSI will host two free webinars geared toward individuals seeking an in-depth knowledge of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) procedures, as well as constituents involved with ISO’s U.S. technical advisory groups (TAGs), technical committees (TCs), and subcommittees (SCs). Course 205, “ISO Secretariat Operations: Taking the Secret out of the Secretariat,” which will be held Nov. 7, will help stakeholders to understand all aspects of successful ISO committee management, as well as special issues directly involving secretariats. On Nov. 8, ANSI will offer Course 208, “The Operating Procedures of U.S. TAGs to ISO: Strengthening the U.S. Voice in International Standardization,” which will explore the process and operating procedures of ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO, as well as present information about accreditation, rules for developing positions, and other related issues.

To register for any of these courses, visit the training schedule page. For more information about all ANSI training sessions, visit the Institute’s education and training page. Questions regarding course specifics may be directed to training@ansi.org.


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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, serving the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).