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September ANSI Course: The American Way: The American National Standard (ANS) Development Process


Reminder: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will host a one-day seminar on the American National Standard (ANS) development process and procedures on September 26, 2017, from 8:30 am-4 pm 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 a detailed review of the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards ( The course is intended for staff from standards developing organizations who administer the American National Standards (ANS) process. The course also provides a good starting point for those who are considering becoming an ANSI-accredited standards developer (ASD).

Participants will gain a better understanding of the following:

  • U.S. voluntary consensus standardization process
  • Accreditation process for developers of American National Standards (ANS)
  • ANS development process and procedures, and submittal of standards to ANSI for approval
  • ANS forms
  • Maintenance of accreditation requirements
  • Details of the ANSI-accredited standards developer audit program, and how an audit can help accredited standards developers
  • Process efficiencies with respect to 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. This is a great opportunity for standards development professionals to meet others in the field and to share experiences, tips and techniques for efficient and effective ANS development.

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. A 10% discount will be applied to organizations that register more than one person.

To enroll in the 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].


Jana Zabinski

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Beth Goodbaum

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