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American National Standards (ANS) Process

ANSI Audited Designators

An ANSI Audited Designators is an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer to whom the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has granted the authority to designate its standards as American National Standards (ANS) without such standards being reviewed and approved by the ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR).

The following standards developers have been granted this status:

ASHRAE logo.ASTM International logo.IAPMO logoNFPA logo.NSF International logo.UL Standards and Engagement logo

How to become an audited designator

How to become an audited designator and how audited designators operate is outlined in Section 5.0 Normative policies for ANSI Audited Designators of the Essential Requirements.

The Operating Procedures of the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC), clause 18, specifies how complaints against audited designators are handled.

Audited Designator application process

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Have questions or need some help?

ANSI's Procedures and Standards Administration (PSA) staff can answer your questions or provide additional guidance.