The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is calling for nominations to serve on the Institute’s Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC).
ANSI’s Personnel Certification Accreditation Program works to verify a certification body’s compliance with requirements outlined in the International Standard ISO/IEC 17024, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems of Persons. In conducting its accreditation activities, ANSI follows the International Standard ISO/IEC 17011:2004, Conformity assessment — General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies.
The nominations committee of the PCAC is seeking national experts in the fields of personnel certification, accreditation, and policy development. The term is for three-years, commencing January 1, 2017.
Specific duties of committee membership include creating recommended policies and procedures for the ANSI PCAC, determining the accreditation status of certification bodies that have applied for initial accreditation or are undergoing their annual surveillance accreditation process, and providing input and advice to ANSI staff regarding operational issues.
Although all individuals with expertise in personnel certification, accreditation, and policy development are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to individuals with a background in the following areas:
- National/state licensing
- Federal government agencies/government background
- Career, technical, and vocational education
- Health care/manufacturing/financial
- Foundations supporting national credentialing efforts
The closing date for nominations is September 2, 2016.
To request an application, contact Ivory Lathern on email@example.com. Any questions or comments on the PCAC nominations process can be directed to program director, personnel certification accreditation program, Dr. Vijay Krishna, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since the inception of the program in 2003, ANSI has accredited 56 personnel certification bodies for 175 certification programs. In total, more than 5.2 million professionals currently hold certifications from ANSI-accredited personnel credentialing bodies.