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USNC Toolbox of Reference Documents

The USNC online Toolbox is a one-stop resource where USNC constituents will find a compilation of the key documents and forms that facilitate their work:

Suggestions of additional documents that should be included on this page can be sent to Tony Zertuche at

USNC Reference Documents
IEC Reference Documents
Education resources
  • 6 Self-Taught Training Modules
  • USNC/IEC Generic Presentation

    The ANSI Education Portal ( consists of 4 e-learning courses:

    Introduction to Standards
    This course will provide a brief overview of standards, defining types as well as key definitions and terms. The course will then describe ANSI’s role in the standardization process. Lastly, the process by which ANSI participates in the international standardization arena will be covered, along with an overview of regional and international organizations.

    Through History with Standards
    Throughout its nearly 90-year history, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has maintained as its primary goal the enhancement of global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and promoting their integrity. But standards existed long before ANSI was formed. Let's take a quick look across several centuries to see how standards - and their impact on commerce and society - have evolved.

    U.S. Standards System – Today and Tomorrow
    You will receive an overview of the U.S. standards development environment, including the American National Standards (ANS) process. The course will inform you about the value of participating in standards development and reviews the key questions to ask before development is initiated. It also offers examples of the various types of standards and explains how standards development relates to national and international business.

    Legal Issues in Standard-Setting
    This course will outline how U.S. antitrust laws may apply to the standards development process. You will be provided with a brief background on the laws and some basic guidelines on what can be done, and what should be avoided, at standards meetings.

Staff Contacts

Mr. Charles Zegers
General Secretary, USNC/IEC
American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212.642.4965

Tony Zertuche
Program Manager, International Policy Deputy General Secretary, USNC/IEC
American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 1.212.642.4961
Fax: 1.212.840.2298

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