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ANSI Announces 2015 Training Schedule

By Graphic Products Editorial Staff

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced their 2015 accreditation training schedule. Workshops will take place in ANSI’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshop

This workshop will provide information about ISO/IEC 17024:2012 - General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons. The two-day course is intended for all organizations considering accreditation by ANSI toISO/IEC 17024, an international standard increasingly recognized by the U.S. government, the certification industry, and employers.

Courses will be offered from 9 am-5 pm on:

  • May 21-22: 9
  • June 22-23
  • September 10-12
  • October 8-9
  • December 9-10

Registrants will participate in presentations, small group discussions, and exercises to get a better understanding of what ANSI expects organizations to provide as demonstration of compliance to each of the requirements. Attendees may also self-assess their own operations, and identify areas needing improvement prior to applying for ANSI accreditation. For more information, contact Dr. Vijay Krishna, director of personnel certification accreditation at vkrishna@ansi.org or register online.

Certificate Issuers' Accreditation Workshop

This two-day course addresses the American National Standard ANSI/ASTM E2659-09 - Standard Practice for Certificate Programs and the requirements for developing a quality education and training course that has an assessment at the end in order to determine if the learning outcomes have been achieved. Corporations, organizations, government agencies, and those issuing "certificates" based on training or education course(s) are invited to enroll in the workshop. HR directors who accept individuals with "certificates" within their organizations are also invited to participate.

Courses will be offered from 9 am-5 pm on:

  • June 1-2
  • September 29-30
  • November 16-17

Participants will learn the terminology, significance, and use of the E2659 standard and requirements for certificate issuers and certificate program use. The workshop will also discuss the significance and use of the standard to the education and training community, and best practices to apply the standard in your workplace. For more information, contact Dr. Turan Ayvaz, senior manager, certificate accreditation program, at tayvaz@ansi.org or register online.

Product Certification

This workshop was designed to present the conformity assessment concepts defined in ISO/IEC 17065 - Conformity assessment, Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services. This course will highlight the standard’s requirements and benefits, and provide insight into why the standard has become the international benchmark for product certification. It will also provide participants with the information they need to initiate a self-assessment process that will identify strengths and gapsin organizational policies and procedures.

Courses will be offered from 9 am-5 pm on:

  • April 9-10
  • August 6-7
  • November 19-20

Representatives of corporations, organizations, scheme owners, government agencies, and others who operate product/process/services certification programs or who wish to learn more about the ANSI accreditation process are invited to enroll. Participants will review the accreditation requirements of ISO/IEC 17065; define terminology and identify documents, best practices, and other resources that can be helpful in building an understanding of the standard. Attendees will also identify what content (including types of documents and data) may be helpful in demonstrating compliance with each requirement and how this content is reviewed during an assessment. For more information, contact Reinaldo Figueiredo, program director for product certification accreditation, at rfigueir@ansi.org or register online

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