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Register Now for July 13: The American Way Course on the American National Standard (ANS) Process


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will host a one-day seminar on the American National Standard (ANS) development process and procedures on July 13, 2016, from 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. EST at ANSI's New York office. The course, The American Way: The American National Standard (ANS) Development Process, will highlight how voluntary consensus standards are important, the types of accreditation, all the stages in the standards development process, and how to make the most of participation in standards development.

The course is intended for staff from standards developing organizations who administer the American National Standards process, standards committee members, officers and administrators, corporate standards personnel, subject matter/technical experts, and those who want to learn more about how to develop ANS.

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
  • ANS forms
  • 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.

Registrants can register for the free prerequisite online course, An Introduction to Standards: Why, Where and How Are They Developed, and take an accompanying quiz.

To enroll in the July American Way course—$395 for ANSI members and $495 for non-members—visit the registration webpage. For more information, visit the event website or email [email protected].


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