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United States National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC)

USNC Membership

USNC Membership

Premier Membership is a great way for an organization to get the most out of their participation, including unlimited membership in more than 170 USNC Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs)

USNC Reference Toolbox

Reference Toolbox

Access a one-stop resource for USNC constituents, including key documents and forms to facilitate USNC work

Governance Structure

Governance Structure

USNC Policy Committees
 Technical Management Committee
 Conformity Assessment Policy Coordination Committee
USNC Officers
Staff Contacts


Stay current with updates on technical and conformity assessment activities, as well as other information of interest to the electrotechnical community

IEC 2022 General Meeting

The USNC will be hosting the IEC 2022 General Meeting in San Francisco!

Education & Trainings

Education & Trainings

Education and training resources of electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment provided by the USNC



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Overview of the USNC’s history and emergence into the establishment it is today

USNC/IEC Overview

The U.S National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC) serves as the focal point for U.S parties who are interested in the development, promulgation and use of globally-relevant standards for the electrotechnical industry. The USNC is also engaged in the assessment of conformance to standards, undertaking work in areas such as testing, certification, and accreditation.

As the U.S. representative to the IEC and many related regional standardization bodies, the USNC serves as a conduit to the global standards-setting community for technical and policy positions arising in the U.S. and brings issues from the global arena to the U.S. for review, consideration, and response.

The USNC is a totally integrated committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI provides administrative support to the USNC and its more than 4,000 U.S. managerial, engineering, scientific, and professional participants. ANSI also provides the fiduciary framework by which the USNC’s financial obligations are met, including the payment of annual dues to the IEC.


The USNC mission is to provide strategy to effectively participate in the development of IEC standards to facilitate international trade for the benefit of the U.S. industry in the fields of all electrotechnologies*, and to provide a framework to the U.S. industry which serves as the focal point, conduit and advocate for U.S. interests in international and regional electrotechnical standards, conformity assessment, and other related matters.


Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020

The 11th IEC Young Professionals Workshop will be held in conjunction with the 84th IEC General Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 9-11 November 2020. An in-depth, three day workshop will bring together young professionals from around the world who are at the beginning of their careers in electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment, and who have each been selected and recognized by their IEC National Committees. Recipients will be financially supported by the USNC for airfare and the IEC for five nights of accommodation. As we saw during this past IEC General Meeting in Shanghai, there is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the young professionals programs around the world. We are excited to continue this momentum in the US in 2020!

The criteria and nomination process for this competition are detailed in the attached documents and nomination form. Nominations should be submitted to Ade Gladstein (

 Young Professionals Competition Nomination Form

 Young Professionals Workshop Flyer

 Expectations of USNC Young Professionals

 Guidelines for a Successful Application for the IEC YP Program

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