ANSI - American National Standards Institute

ANSI Accredited Programs

Procedure by which an authoritative body gives formal recognition that a body or person is competent to carry out specific tasks (As defined in ISO/IEC Guide 2:1996)

One of ANSI’s important functions is accreditation. ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies and technical advisory groups (TAGs) the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Accredited standardization activities

Accredited conformity assessment activities

  • ANAB QMS (Quality Management Systems) Registrars.
    A database of third-party registrars that have been accredited by ANAB to provide an independent verification of conformance to the ISO 9001 quality management system standard.
  • ANAB EMS (Environmental Management Systems) Registrars.
    A database of third-party registrars that have been accredited by ANAB to provide an independent verification of conformance to the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard.
  • Accreditation Of Product Certification Programs.
    ANSI provides accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 65 for product certification programs to ensure that the marketplace can gain confidence for their activities.
  • ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation Programs.
    ANSI administers two accreditation programs for personnel certification agencies. One accreditation is based on the new International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 and the other is based on The Conference for Food Protection Accreditation Standards for certification agencies that certify food protection managers.

Accredited Standards Developing Organizations:

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