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Call for Nominations for Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites nominations from interested persons to serve on the Institute's Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC). Nominations must be received by August 16, 2011, and are for 3-year terms beginning January 1, 2012.

The Nominations Committee of the PCAC seeks national experts in the fields of personnel certification, accreditation, and policy development. Specific duties of committee membership include creating recommended policies and procedures for the ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation Program, determining the accreditation status of certification bodies that have applied for initial accreditation or are undergoing their annual surveillance accreditation process, and providing input and advice to ANSI staff regarding operational issues.

Although all individuals with expertise/knowledge in personnel certification, accreditation, and/or policy development are encouraged to apply, preference will be given this year to individuals with a background in the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Federal and State Governments
  • Finance
  • Health care
  • Higher education/Community colleges
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Other sectors/areas as deemed appropriate by the committee

ANSI's Personnel Certification Accreditation Program verifies a certification body's compliance with requirements outlined in the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems of Persons. In conducting its accreditation activities, ANSI itself follows the International Standard ISO/IEC 17011:2004, Conformity assessment -- General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies.

Since the inception of the program in 2003, ANSI has accredited 88 certification programs offered by 33 different organizations. In total, over 5.2 million professionals currently hold certifications from ANSI-accredited personnel credentialing bodies. To request an application for yourself or for the nomination of another individual, contact Ivory Lathern ([email protected]; 202-331-3621). The deadline for submission is August 16, 2011.

Questions or comments on the PCAC nominations process should be directed to Dr. Roy Swift, ANSI senior program director of personnel credentialing accreditation programs ([email protected]; 202-331-3617).

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