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Product Certification Programs

Accreditation for Product Certification Bodies

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) provides accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065 for product certification programs to ensure that the marketplace can gain confidence for their activities. The program is overseen by the ANSI Product Certification Accreditation Committee (ACC), established by the ANSI Board of Directors. The responsibilities of the committee include approving the key policy documents, reviewing the process of evaluation, accreditation decisions, and monitoring/auditing programs.

 In addition, ANSI and the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) offer a joint accreditation program for laboratory and inspection bodies under ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17025, and ISO/IEC 17020. ANSI allows voluntary agreements for the Mutual Acceptance of Test Data.
ANSI’s accreditation program for product certification programs includes sector programs for specific certifiers and covers a multitude of areas as defined by the ICS Codes, including:
  • Appliances
  • Automotive lifting devices
  • Bottled water and packaged ice
  • Building Products
  • Building and institutional furniture
  • Class II biohazard cabinetry
  • Drinking water additives
  • Drinking water treatment units
  • Electric appliances and accessories
  • Electrical products
  • Fenestration Products
  • Food service equipment
  • Gas appliances and accessories
  • Gas and Oil products
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Manufactured products and recreational vehicle plumbing products
  • Marine Products
  • Personal protective and safety equipment
  • Plastic piping systems and components
  • Plumbing products
  • Recreational and Occupational Health and Safety/Personal protective clothing
  • Sanitation products
  • Sealed insulating glass
  • Solar energy
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative Chain of Custody (SFI CoC and PEFC CoC)
  • Swimming pools, spas and components
  • Treated wood
  • Wastewater treatment units
  • Windows and doors
  • Wood Products

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