Seeking Contract Assessors for Validation/Verification Standards

ANAB is seeking contract assessors to assess accredited, third-party, validation/verification bodies (VVB). This ANAB program accredits third-party VVBs against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17029:2019 and ISO 14065:2020.

The desired contract assessors will perform accreditation assessments of ANAB applicant and accredited VVBs. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
  • Conducting office and witness accreditation assessments as a lead or technical assessor;
  • Handling post-assessment activities including but not limited to documenting assessment results (e.g., assessment report, nonconformances) and reviewing corrective action responses;
  • Providing technical support including but not limited to application reviews;
  • Providing assistance in investigating complaints as requested; and
  • Participating in ANAB assessor development sessions.

In addition to demonstrating various skills, knowledge, and personal behaviors, lead assessor candidates shall have completed successfully a lead auditor training course (e.g., ISO 14001, ISO 9001) or equivalent and shall have auditing or assessing experience (first-, second-, or third-party) to demonstrate the necessary breadth of understanding of the various applications of the standards.

If you feel you have the necessary competence and are interested in becoming a contract assessor for ANAB, please complete the assessor application and send it to Kelli Schimmoller at

ANAB will review your information and contact you, if we feel you have the necessary competence.

Seeking Technical Assessors

ANAB is seeking technical assessors for various fields related to ANAB VVB accreditation programs.

Technical assessors participate as members on ANAB assessment teams. Using interviews, observations, and technical file reviews, teams conduct assessments of an organization's conformance to accreditation requirements and evaluate the organization's technical competence to conduct activities under the organization's scope of accreditation. 

Technical assessors are responsible for:

  • Working with ANAB and lead assessors to develop an assessment plan;
  • Working under the direction of a lead assessor to complete assignments as directed;
  • Using technical knowledge to ensure an organization correctly performs relevant technical activities;
  • Providing the lead assessor a thorough description of any technical deficiencies identified;
  • Providing a detailed summary of all technical comments and observations relating to the competency and technical capability of the observed customer; and
  • Working with the lead assessor to provide any necessary documentation to support assessment activities.

Participation in ANAB assessments provides the expert with ongoing professional development and benefits the industry by ensuring uniform application of accreditation requirements, including those for technical competence.

If you're interested in participating as a technical assessor on ANAB assessment teams, contact Phillip Mariscal at

Supplier Diversity Policy

ANAB recognizes that small and diverse businesses create a competitive advantage and have a positive impact on the global community. ANAB is committed to including and utilizing diverse businesses in all of our services, and this includes providing, to the maximum extent possible, contracting opportunities to small, minority-owned, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest-quality services through a diverse and dynamic team.