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Accreditation of U.S TAGs to ISO
& TAG Administrator Approval

Step 5: ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) Review and Decision

Your complete application and any comments received and addressed as a result of public review are circulated to a subcommittee of the ANSI ExSC and then the full ExSC for review. Following its review, the ExSC will determine whether the application should be approved. ANSI staff provides support throughout this process.

Here’s what you do

You will be notified in writing by ANSI of the ExSC’s decision, and if accreditation is granted a notice will appear in Standards Action. ANSI staff will copy any objectors to the application on the ExSC's decision, initiating a 15-working-day appeals filing period (see ExSC Procedures 2020, section 19).

  • If accreditation is granted, you will need to complete the TAG administrator Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that is sent to you, and return it to ISOT@ansi.org. The MOA covers the delegation of the responsibility for the administration of the U.S. TAG to ISO or ISO/IEC JTC 1.
  • If accreditation is not granted, the ExSC will advise you of the reasons, and you’ll have the opportunity to reapply or, if desired, appeal the decision.

Step 5: ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) Review and Decision

Your complete application and any comments received and addressed as a result of public review are circulated to a subcommittee of the ANSI ExSC and then the full ExSC for review. Following its review, the ExSC will determine whether the application should be approved. ANSI staff provides support throughout this process.

Here’s what you need to know

For appeals information, see Operating Procedures of the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) 2020, section 19.

For additional guidance, see ISOT Resources.

Step 5: ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) Review and Decision

Your complete application and any comments received and addressed as a result of public review are circulated to a subcommittee of the ANSI ExSC and then the full ExSC for review. Following its review, the ExSC will determine whether the application should be approved. ANSI staff provides support throughout this process.

Useful tips

Following accreditation, a U.S. TAG should be referred to as an “ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG” (or alternatively, the “ANSI/[SDO] TAG to ISO/TC XX” or the equivalent) in all activities and communications.

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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 about the accreditation process.

ANSI's ISO Team (ISOT) can provide assistance to ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG Administrators to ISO activities concerning their roles.

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