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Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshop:
Understanding the Requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 - General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons

ANSI's two-day workshop on ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, which has offered helpful guidance and support to personnel certification bodies for many years, has been updated to reflect the new requirements in ISO/IEC 17024:2012, the latest version of the standard.


This workshop is designed to introduce organizations that are considering accreditation by ANSI to the international standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 - General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons. This International Standard, which has also been nationally adopted as an American National Standard, is a globally accepted benchmark for bodies managing the certification of persons. This standard is being increasingly recognized by the U.S. federal government, the certification industry, and organized labor.

Whether your organization is pursuing ANSI accreditation or not, the workshop is a valuable tool for understanding the increasing acceptance of this globally recognized benchmark in personnel certification. Accreditation by a fair, impartial, and globally recognized third party provides assurance that your certification program is engaged in a continuous review and improvement of its quality, that it meets internationally publicized standards in the personnel certification, and that it is accountable for achieving what it sets out to do.

What You Will Learn

Through presentations, small group discussions and exercises, you will:

  • Analyze each of the requirements in ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, including revised and new requirements in the latest 2012 edition
  • Understand what ANSI expects organizations to provide as demonstration of compliance to each of the requirements
  • Hear case studies from accredited certification bodies on how to successfully navigate the application process for ANSI accreditation
  • Develop self-assessment skills to conduct a gap analysis for your organization - identify areas of improvement and form an action plan
  • Discuss best practices and mistakes made by certification programs in program design and implementation as well as tips for how to control costs while maintaining quality
  • Learn about new paradigms in personnel certification and better understand the evolving credentialing landscape
  • Understand the ANSI accreditation process, which is guided by the International Standard ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies

Who should attend

  • Personnel from corporations, organizations, government agencies, and others that operate certification programs, and that want to learn more about how accreditation can add value to their programs
  • Organizations that are considering developing a personnel certification programs
  • Organizations that are considering whether or not to pursue ANSI accreditation and want to understand the benefits and uses of accreditation
  • Organizations going through the ANSI accreditation process
  • Organizations that are currently accredited
  • Organizations that support certification programs through testing, marketing, IT, and other services

 Are you a from a certification body who is already accredited under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024:2012, Conformity Assessment General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons?
Please join us at our Client Day and Client Day Workshop!

2019 Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshop Schedule

November 12-13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

ANSI Headquarters, Washington, DC
$795 Member; $895 Non-Member

December 12-13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

ANSI Headquarters, Washington, DC
$795 Member; $895 Non-Member

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Workshop attendance is limited so that each organization's interests can be addressed.

A 10% discount is offered when more than one participant registers from your organization.

Additional Information

For more information about this workshop or the ANSI accreditation program for bodies operating certification programs, please contact:

Dr. Vijay Krishna
Senior Director, Credentialing Programs
Phone: 202.331.3614

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