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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 E2659-09, 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.

2018 Meeting Dates

  • March 19
  • June 4
  • September 17
  • December 5

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

DeMario Hardmon-Fort
Coordinator, Personnel Credentialing Accreditation
Phone: 202.331.3640

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