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Certificate Accreditation Program Accreditation Committee (CAPAC)


The Certificate Accreditation Program Accreditation Committee (CAPAC) accredits training and educational certificate issuers in accordance with ANSI/ASTM E2659, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs. The CAPAC is responsible for the decision making aspects of ANSI's

The responsibilities of the Committee include:

  • preparing procedures and criteria for assessment;
  • formulating policy matters relating to the operation of the Certificate Accreditation Program;
  • reviewing the process of assessment and rendering decisions on accreditation;
  • making decisions relating to the granting, maintaining, extending, suspending, reducing, and withdrawing of accreditation;
  • creating procedures to support the approved policies;
  • receiving recommendations for accreditation from ANSI approved assessors;
  • supervising the implementation of accreditation program policies;
  • delegating authority to organizations, committees or individuals, as required, to undertake defined operational activities on its behalf.

Members and Officers

Membership on the CAPAC reflects a balance of training and education certificate programs' stakeholders to include representatives from various types of training and education organizations, training and learning experts, government, consumer/public interest organizations and other individuals concerned training and educational certificate programs.

Committee Officers:

Michael Lawrence, Community Workforce Advancement

Vice Chair
Sara Rupp, Global Certification Exam Development Manager, Amazon Web Services

* ANSI staff is the contact for all ANSI program oversight committees. Individual committee members listed here should not be contacted directly concerning ANSI business.

2019 Meeting Dates

  • September 19
  • December 16

Operating procedures

To ensure transparency as well as equity and due process in CAPAC proceedings, the CAPAC has developed Operating Guides for the Committee and its activities.

 View CAP-PL-302: Operating Policy of the ANSI Personnel Certificate Accreditation Program Accreditation Committee (CAPAC).

Staff Contacts

Turan Ayvaz
Director, Certificate Accreditation
Tel: 202.331.3635
Fax: 202.293.9287

Vijay Krishna
Director, Accreditation Services
Tel: 202.331.3614
Fax: 202.293.9287

Calli Cutbush
Coordinator, Certificate Accreditation Program
Phone: 202.331.3628

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