ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Certificate Issuers’ Accreditation Workshop

This workshop will introduce the requirements of the American National Standard ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs.

Course No. 806 - Two Days


The two-day workshop is designed to introduce interested stakeholders to the American National Standard ASTM E2659-09 and the requirements for developing a quality education/training course that has an assessment at the end to determine if the learning outcomes have been achieved. It will cover such areas as: terminology, significance and use of the standard, requirements for certificate issuers, and certificate program and certificate issuance and use.

What You Will Learn:

Through presentations, small group discussions and exercises, you will be able to:

  • Define terminology and identify documents, best practices and other resources that can be helpful in building an understanding of the standard
  • Describe the specific requirements of ASTM E2659
  • Identify what content (including types of documents and data) may be helpful in demonstrating compliance with each requirements and how this content will be reviewed during an accreditation visit
  • Describe the ANSI accreditation process based on ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity Assessment-General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies

This workshop will provide participants that are interested in entering the accreditation process for certificate programs the ability to begin a self-assessment process that will identify strengths, as well as possible gaps, in meeting the specific requirements.

After attending the program, participants will understand:

  • The significance and use of the standard to the education and training community, individuals, and consumers
  • Requirements of ASTM E2659-09 and the evidence needed to document that an organization meets the requirements in preparing for accreditation
  • Methods to identify and select quality certificate programs based on the requirements of ASTM E2659-09


Workshops will be led by nationally recognized experts in the field of training and education leading to a certificate. Instructors are selected for their knowledge of the subject matter and their demonstrated ability to mentor participants from a broad range of industry sectors to facilitate learning.

Who should attend:

Any corporations, organizations, government agencies, and others that are issuing “certificates” based on a training or education course(s); stakeholders (such as HR directors) who are accepting individuals with “certificates” within their organizations.

Fee: $795 Member; $895 Non-Member

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