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ANSI Training Course: An Introduction to Standards: Why, Where and How Are They Developed


Get a brief overview of standards and learn about the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) roles in coordinating and facilitating the standardization process in ANSI's online course module: An Introduction to Standards: Why, where, and how are they developed. Updated in 2021, the 35-minute complimentary course provides a broad overview of the organizations and experts involved in standards development. The module focuses on key fundamental lessons:

  • What are standards?
  • Key definitions and terms, and types of standards
  • ANSI's role in U.S. standardization
    • American National Standard (ANS) development process
    • Accreditation of standards developers
  • ANSI's role in international standardization
    • ISO and IEC roles
    • Responsibilities of Technical Committees (TCs), Subcommittees (SCs), and Working Groups (WGs)
    • Different types of committee membership
    • Other international standardization relationships

The course is part of ANSI's array of training courses on various aspects of the standardization system, from an informational overview of standards and their development, to specific skills and strategies for domestic and international participants.

Access the free course on the ANSI Training Courses & Webinars webpage.


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