Mark your calendar: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will host a one-day seminar on the American National Standard (ANS) development process and procedures on March 2, 2016, from 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. EST at ANSI's New York office. Participants who enroll in The American Way: The American National Standard (ANS) Development Process will learn why U.S. voluntary consensus standards are important, discover ANSI's role in the U.S. standardization system, and get an overview of different types of accreditation.
The course is intended for staff from standards developing organizations who administer the American National Standards process. The course also provides a good starting point for those who are considering becoming an ANSI-accredited standards developer.
Participants will gain a better understanding of the following:
U.S. voluntary consensus standardization process
Accreditation process for developers of American National Standards (ANS)
ANSI development process and procedures, and submittal of standards to ANSI for approval
Maintenance of accreditation requirements including the ANSI audit program, and how an audit can help accredited standards developers
The role and motivation of subject-matter experts in the development process
Importance of due process provisions within the ANS process and implementation options and requirements
Participants will also have an opportunity to learn effective ANS administration tips and techniques and other helpful guidance.
Those who register to attend must take the free prerequisite online course, An Introduction to Standards: Why, Where and How Are They Developed, and accompanying quiz.