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Registration Open: ANSI's Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshop


First Session at ANSI Headquarters on March 7-8, 2019

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has opened enrollment for the first of its 17024 Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshops, which run through 2019. ANSI encourages all relevant stakeholders to register for its March 7-8, 2019 session, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at ANSI's headquarters in Washington, DC.

The workshop is designed to introduce organizations that are considering accreditation by ANSI to the international standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024- General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons. The federal government, the certification industry, and organized labor are increasingly recognizing the standard. Relevant stakeholders include personnel from corporations, organizations, government agencies, and others that operate certification programs, and organizations that are considering developing personnel certification programs. (See the full list on ANSI's Accreditation site).

Participants will join small group exercises and discussions and:

  • Analyze each of the requirements in ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, including revised and new requirements in the latest 2012 edition
  • Understand what ANSI expects organizations to provide as demonstration of compliance to each of the requirements
  • Hear case studies from accredited certification bodies on how to successfully navigate the application process for ANSI accreditation
  • Develop self-assessment skills to conduct a gap analysis for your organization - identify areas of improvement and form an action plan
  • Discuss best practices and mistakes made by certification programs in program design and implementation as well as tips for how to control costs while maintaining quality
  • Learn about new paradigms in personnel certification and better understand the evolving credentialing landscape
  • Understand the ANSI accreditation process, which is guided by the International Standard ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies

ANSI has released the dates and has opened registration for all Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshops in 2019:

March 7-8, 2019:

May 14-15, 2019:

September 3-4, 2019:

November 12-13, 2019:

December 12-13, 2019:

For more information on eligibility or class scheduling, contact Dr. Vijay Krishna, director of personnel certification accreditation at [email protected].


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