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Attention U.S. Committee Managers and U.S. TAG Administrators to ISO Committees: 2023 ISO Directives Updates Course Available Online


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages members to complete the 2023 ISO Directives Updates Course, now available online. The course is required to comply with the ANSI Executive Standards Council’s (ExSC) requirement for training on changes to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Directives, the basic procedures to follow in the development of International Standards and other publications.

Course Overview and Attendee Requirements

Led by ANSI as the U.S. member body to ISO, the training course provides an overview of changes to the new version of the ISO/IEC Directives Part 1 and Consolidated ISO Supplement. The new version reflects a number of changes to how ISO committees conduct their work.

The ANSI ExSC requires all U.S. persons serving as committee managers of ISO Technical Committees (TCs), Subcommittees (SCs), and Project Committees (PCs), as well as administrators of U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to ISO committees, to have appropriate training to serve in these respective roles. This requirement includes training on any changes to the ISO Directives that may be introduced each year. The course is also recommended for U.S. individuals serving as chairs and convenors of ISO committees and working groups, as well as chairs of U.S. TAGs. The course is also relevant for those who serve as members of U.S. TAGs or as delegates and experts to ISO committee and working group meetings.

All required participants must submit an email containing their name, organization, and course completed to [email protected] upon finishing the course in order to comply with the ExSC requirement for training.

*Exception: For U.S. TAG secretaries and U.S. committee managers of ISO committees completing the mandatory ISO Directives course, please see specific instructions in the course description (or email [email protected]).

About the Executive Standards Council

The ANSI ExSC is responsible for coordination of ANSI's overall national and international standards activities, as well as the accreditation of U.S. TAGs to ISO. More information on the ExSC is available on


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