The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will host a one-day seminar on the American National Standard (ANS) development process and procedures on April 1, 2020, from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Eastern at ANSI’s New York office. Participants who enroll in “The American Way: The American National Standard (ANS) Development Process” will learn why U.S. voluntary consensus standards are important, discover ANSI’s role in the U.S. standardization system, and gain a better understanding of accreditation.
The course is relevant to staff from standards developing organizations who administer the ANS process. The session also provides a good starting point for those who are considering becoming an ANSI-accredited standards developer, covering:
- U.S. voluntary consensus standardization process
- Accreditation process for developers of ANS
- ANS development process and procedures, and submission of standards to ANSI for approval
- ANS forms
- Maintenance of accreditation requirements including the ANSI audit program, and how an audit can help accredited standards developers
- The role and motivation of subject matter experts in the development process
- Importance of due process provisions within the ANS process and implementation options and requirements
Participants will also have an opportunity to learn effective ANS administration tips and techniques and other helpful guidance.
Those who register to attend must take the free prerequisite online course, “An Introduction to Standards: Why, Where and How Are They Developed” and accompanying quiz.