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Fees – Joint Accreditation of Product Certification Bodies and Laboratories by ANSI and ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board

PUBLIC PROCEDURE ANAC-PR-922 Issued: 2015-5-18, Revision: 2

References PRO-PR-122: PRO Fee Schedule
Contents
1Objective
1.1This procedure details the fees for the joint Product Certification and Laboratory Accreditation Program provided by ANSI and ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board.
2Definitions
2.1CB: Certification Body.
3Responsibilities
3.1Changes to the fees associated with this joint Product Certification and Laboratory Accreditation Program are approved by the Program’s management staff.
4Application Fee
4.1The non-refundable application fee for applicants new to both Product Certification and Laboratory accreditation is $5,000. This fee is payable by the applicant CB/Laboratory when submitting the full application for accreditation.
4.1.1Applicants with existing Product Certification accreditation by ANSI pay only the application fee required by the current applicable ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board fee schedule or procedure. Applicants with existing Laboratory accreditation by the ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board pay only the application fee required by the current ANSI Product Certification procedure (ANSI-PRO-PR-122 PRO Fee Schedule).
5Assessment Fees
5.1The assessment fees are $1,250 per day per assessor plus expenses. This rate is applied to the assessor day(s) necessary to complete the assessment, including the review of the initial application and any additional materials as well as analysis of responses to corrective actions and preparation of the assessment report.
5.2Fees associated with surveillances, reassessments, follow-up visits, witness assessments, scope extension assessments and any extraordinary assessments are also based on the $1,250 per assessor per day rate and apply to review of materials, onsite assessments, preparation of reports and review of corrective actions.
5.3Assessor and staff daily rates used in this document are based on an 8 hour work day.
6Annual Fee
6.1The ANSI Annual Fee for Product Certification shall be determined and collected in accordance with ANSI-PRO-PR-122.
6.2The scope fee for Laboratory Certification shall be collected with the fees for conducting the joint assessment. The ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board established scope fees of $1,200 for the initial scope/site, and $800 for each additional scope/site.
7Appeal Fee
7.1The Appeal Fee is $1,000. Subsequent fees associated with staff attendance at the appeals hearings are $1,250 per staff member per day plus direct expenses. If the ruling is in favor of the appellant, all appeals fees shall be refunded to the appellant.
8Scope Extension Fee
8.1The Scope Extension Fee is $1,000 per application for either Product Certification or Laboratory scopes. The fee for an application for scope extension that affects both the Product Certification and the Laboratory Certification is $1,500. Payment must be received with the application.
9Fee Payments
9.1ANSI invoices are to be paid in full by the due date on the invoice (30 days from invoice date). Any tax required to be paid by a government authority in the CB’s country and any fees of any kind (e.g., fees charged by the CB’s bank) are the responsibility of the CB and shall not be deducted from the invoice total. Late payments will be assessed interest and may result in further action per the ANSI policies and procedures. All fees are payable in U.S. dollars only.

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