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Call for Nominations for Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all members to recommend qualified candidates for the Institute's Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC). Nominations must be received by August 16, 2012, and are for 3-year terms beginning January 1, 2013.

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 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:

  • State regulations
  • Health care
  • Psychometric expertise

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, the Institute has accredited 40 personnel certification bodies that represent more than 112 different credentials. More than 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, ANSI coordinator, Accreditation Services ([email protected]; 202-331-3621). The deadline for submission is August 16, 2012.

Questions or comments on the PCAC nominations process should be directed to Dr. Vijay Krishna, ANSI senior manager, Personnel Certification Accreditation Program ([email protected]; 202-331-3614).

For more information on ANSI's accreditation services, visit


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