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ANSI Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers (ACC)

Overview

The ANSI Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers is responsible for the operational aspects of ANSI’s product certification accreditation programs and related activities except as provided in the ANSI Bylaws or in procedures approved by the ANSI Conformity Assessment Policy Committee (CAPC) and the ANSI Board of Directors.

The responsibilities of the Committee include:

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

The ANSI Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers operates under the oversight of the ANSI Conformity Assessment Policy Committee (CAPC), one of ANSI’s three policy committees (others are International Policy Committee and the National Policy Committee).

Members and Officers

Membership on this Committee is comprised of a balance of all interested parties concerned with third party product certification activities. Representation among the members of the Committee should conform to the following areas: industry; federal/state government; conformity assessment; and at-large.

Committee Officers:

Chair
Donna Garren, Senior Vice President Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American Frozen Food Institute

Vice Chair
Keith Mowry, Manager, UL LLC


* 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 15
  • July 17
  • December 5

Operating procedures

To ensure transparency as well as equity and due process in Committee proceedings, meet deadlines for responses to other organizations, maximize the impact of those responses, and achieve as high a degree of consensus as possible, the Committee has developed Operating Guidelines for itself and its various activities.

 View PRO-PL-103: Operating Procedures of the Accreditation Committee
Referenced within the Operating Guidelines is the process summary that the ANSI Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers follows to oversee the applications of product certification bodies.

 Access the ANSI Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers Document Library.

Staff Contacts

Reinaldo Figueiredo
Senior Program Director, Product/Process/Services Accreditation Programs
Phone: 202.331.3611
rfigueir@ansi.org

Ms. Nikki Jackson
Director, Product Certification Accreditation
Phone: 202.331.3623
Email: njackson@ansi.org


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