ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshop:

Understanding the Requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 -
General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons

Course No. 627 - Two Days

Special announcement:

The standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024: General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons has been recently revised, with a new version made public in July 2012.

New personnel certification body applicants for ANSI accreditation must follow the new standard effective January 1, 2014. Currently accredited programs will need to demonstrate compliance with the new standard by July 1, 2015.

ANSI’s two-day workshop on ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, which has offered helpful guidance and support to personnel certification bodies for many years, has been updated to reflect the new requirements in the latest version of the standard.


This two-day workshop is designed to introduce interested stakeholders to the international standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 — General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons. Discussions focus on building an understanding of the standard’s requirements, its benefits, and why it has become the benchmark for personnel certification.

The objective of ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 is to achieve and promote a globally accepted benchmark for bodies managing the certification of persons. The document has the consensus approval of more than 150 nations, has been adopted for use as the American National Standard, and is being increasingly recognized by the U.S. federal government, organized labor, and the certification industry.

What You Will Learn:

Through presentations, small group discussions, and exercises, you will:

  • Analyze each of the requirements in ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, including revised and new requirements in the latest 2012 edition
  • Understand what ANSI expects organizations to provide as demonstration of compliance to each of the requirements
  • Hear case studies from accredited certification bodies on how to successfully navigate the application process for ANSI accreditation
  • Develop self-assessment skills to conduct a gap analysis for your organization – identify areas of improvement and form an action plan
  • Discuss best practices and mistakes made by certification programs in program design and implementation as well as tips for how to control costs while maintaining quality
  • Learn about new paradigms in personnel certification and better understand the evolving credentialing landscape
  • Understand the ANSI accreditation process, which is guided by the International Standard ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment — General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies


Workshops are led by globally-recognized experts in the field of personnel certification. Hand-picked by ANSI for their knowledge of the subject matter, instructors have demonstrated their ability to mentor participants from a broad range of industry sectors.

Who Should Attend:

  • Personnel from corporations, organizations, government agencies, and others that operate certification programs, and that want to learn more about how accreditation can add value to their programs
  • Organizations that are considering developing a personnel certification program
  • Organizations that are considering whether or not to pursue ANSI accreditation and want to understand the benefits and uses of accreditation
  • Organizations going through the ANSI accreditation process
  • Organizations that are currently accredited
  • Organizations that support certification programs through testing, marketing, IT, and other services

Fee: $795 Member; $895 Non-Member

A 10% discount is offered when more than one participant registers from your organization. And if your organization applies for ANSI accreditation within twelve months of attending the workshop, ANSI will deduct the workshop registration fee for one attendee from your organization’s accreditation application fee.

Additional Information

For more information about this workshop or the ANSI accreditation program for bodies operating certification programs, please contact:
Dr. Vijay Krishna
Director, Personnel Certification Accreditation
Phone: 202.331.3614

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